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Antonio De Simone (1851-1907 fl.)
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Neapolitan port painter Antonio De Simone along with his father, Tomaso De Simone (1805-1888), are the best known of the Italian port painters. Usually painting portraits in pairs, De Simone would first portray a vessel in a tranquil panoramic view in the Bay of Naples with a smoldering Mount Vesuvius as a backdrop. His habit was to then paint the same vessel in companion piece showing it in a dramatic storm scene on the open ocean. This was a popular device that provided his patrons with a view of the vessel in both extremes. 




Brig Ephratah Entering NaplesBrig Ephratah in a StormShips of the British Mediterranean Squadron
 
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