Fabulous 1872 Frank Henry Shapleigh antique oil on canvas painting of Naples, Italy with historic Mount Vesuvius in the background. Gorgeous colors and detail of the Bay of Naples.An American artist, Shapleigh spent a few years in Europe painting some of the most iconic images, like this one. An example of the intense demand and VALUE for his work, his The Plaza Basin, St. Signed and dated lower right F. Provenance: Private Collection, West Virginia. Oil on canvas, 10" x 18". See enlargeable images above abd below. Frank Henry Shapleigh was born in Boston and studied painting at the Lowell Institute of Drawing. Shapleigh painted throughout New England, in St. Augustine, Florida, California, and in Europe. For sixteen years, from 1877 to 1893, he was artist-in-residence at the Crawford House in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
He wintered at the Ponce de Leon Hotel, St. After a trip to Europe in 1896, he built a summer home and art studio in Jackson, New Hampshire, which he called Maple Knoll. Shapleigh died on May 30 at Maple Knoll.
He and his wife, Mary (Studley), are buried together in Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. Today Shapleigh is best known for his well-executed White Mountain landscapes which include all of the major tourist attractions and personal, intimate landscapes of New Hampshire. Shapleigh painted Mount Washington and the other well-known mountains from dozens of different locations. Shapleigh often inscribed the location of his painting on the back of his canvas, providing an invaluable record of the subjects of his works.
He was born in Boston and studied there at the Lowell Institute of Drawing. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in the Union Army and served from 1862-63.In 1866, he first visited the White Mountains, where he spent most of his summers and built a home studio in Jackson. The item "FRANK HENRY SHAPLEIGH Mid-19th Century ANTIQUE VINTAGE ART OIL PAINTING NAPLES" is in sale since Saturday, March 11, 2017.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "cvtreasures1" and is located in Saint Augustine, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.