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'Gruppi di Napoli. Sampognari che fanno la novena di Natale' [Neapolitan groups; wind musicians celebrating Christmas]
|Description||(Updated, October 2017). This line print shows a group of musicians, one with a harp, two with brass instruments and a child with a triangle playing at a street-side shrine on the Strada San Carlo, Naples (according to the sign on the wall): the alley off to the left bears another reading 'Vico del ...Chiauce', but not easily identifiable. By the child's feet is an upturned hat. Kneeling by the shrine is a woman holding a rosary, head bowed in prayer. The fort in the background with a flag flying is the medieval Castel Nuovo. The 'novena' is the period of nine days before Chistmas. The publisher inscription, lower right, translates at 'Sold by Giorgio Glass opposite San Ferdinando, [at] No. 54'. PAH6214 is another of the series, though how many there were is unconfirmed. They appear to be rare images and nothing else seems known of Glass or his business.|
|Date made||circa 1800|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection|
|Measurements||Sheet: 358 x 271 mm|
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