Tarantella at Mergellina, ca. 1750

  • Filippo Falciatore, Italian, active 1718-1768

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 30 × 40 3/16 inches (76.2 × 102 cm)
  • 39 3/4 × 50 1/4 × 3 1/8 inches (101 × 127.6 × 7.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Acquisitions Fund

80.3

Department

European Painting

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Figures (representations)
  • Genre
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Naples

Signed: F.F.

1963, Galleria Canessa (Rome, Italy)

Vittorio de Sica (Rome, Italy)

1980, (Enzo Costantini, Rome, Italy)

1980-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Filippo Falciatore, Tarantella at Mergellina, ca. 1750, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Acquisitions Fund, 80.3.