Woman from Brienza in the Province of Salerno in the Kingdom of Naples
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The composition is known only in one version of 1816, which was issued in the album Raccolta di 50 costumi li più interessanti delle città, terre e paesi in provincie diverse del Regno di Napoli (Collection of 50 most interesting picturesque costumes from cities, towns and villages of different provinces of the Kingdom of Naples) published by Giovanni Scudellari in Rome in 1817. The artist depicts a young woman in a luxurious national dress, with an apron embroidered with gold threads, dressed over a white shirt and blue skirt. The woman is holding the hand of a little girl, with the other hand she is leaning on a stick; there is a basket over her shoulder. The travelers are walking along the mountain path. In the background there is a mountain range, under which one can see the citadel of a small town. This is Brienza, one of the mountain towns of the Southern Italian province of Basilicata, which in the nineteenth century was a part of the province of Salerno. The travelers' clothing is painted with blue, red, and yellow watercolors. The trees are painted with green colors.
In the lower left corner there is the author’s signature – Pinelli, date – 1816 and the place of performance – Roma. In the center of the engraving under the image there is the work’s title Donna di Brienza, della Provincia di Salerno, nel Regno di Napoli. There is a number "2" in the upper right corner above the image.