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21.       GAVARRONE, DOMENICO attr.  1851   

A hurricane invests the brig"Orbita" homeway back from New York

Watercolor on paper, cm.50x65             (inv. Costa n.16)
 

Known data:

   TYPE:                      pole brig
   CAPTAIN:              Giuseppe Figari

Caption:

        "Blow of Hurricane from WSW; happened unexpectedly to the Ship "Orbita"; laying with E.S.E. wind, loaded, coming from New York in the Lat.de 39 N. and Long.de 44 W. on the 14th day of N.ber 1851. Capt. Giuseppe Figari Italian"

Notes:

Customary of Domenico Gavarrone was to sign their own works specifying also place and date of execution, but also in lack of such a confirmation it seems to refer to its hand this painting of the brig "Orbita" in a hurricane. 

Accredited  to the paint-brush of the Gavarrone it seems, in fact, the chromatic range, the descriptive definition of the hull, and, above all, the general formulation of the scene.