Consalvo Carelli

(Napoli, 1818 – 1869)


Born March 29, 1818 in Naples, died December 29, 1900. Since childhood he had devoted himself to painting; he then entered the studio of the English Leith, succeeding as a good watercolorist and robust colourist. He lived for a long time in Paris, where his watercolors were appreciated and sought after. Returning to Italy after the expulsion of the Bourbons, against whom he had already fought valiantly at the Volturno in 1860, he did not lack success and honors. He was a teacher of Queen Margaret and had various royal commissions. He was a friend of Massimo d'Azeglio and Dumas father. During his stay in Milan he had taken an active part in the Cinque Giornate. Some of his works: Piazza della Vicarìa, watercolor made for the ex-Queen of Naples; an Album of one hundred drawings, for Giuseppe Napoleone; Naples from the garden of Portici and II panorama of the Hermitage of Camaldoli, for the Empress of Russia; Zolfatara di Pozzuoli, in the Capodimonte Gallery in Naples; Scenes of banditry, for Vittorio Emanuele II; The gulf of Naples seen from Virgil's tomb; Remnant of the arcades of the ancient Salernitana Medical School near Vietri; A hurricane over Rome; Entry of the Cumaean Sibyl into Lake Averno. He also painted various pictures for the Versailles Gallery and the Palais Royal.

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