Pasta Seller in Naples
Information about author
The first version of the engraving has not been defined. Presumably, the Lviv version is dated back to 1816. The composition is from the Neapolitan series. The action in the foreground is taking place on the coast of the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the distance. The chef is cooking steamed pasta in an oven and treating it to three boys, who are eating it with pleasure, using only their hands and teeth, sucking long pasta noodles with their mouths. This is a typical Neapolitan scene, in which local people eat their favorite traditional dish. The clothing of characters is painted with bright watercolor paints, with prevailing red, blue, and yellow colors.
The author's signature is missing. In the center of the engraving under the image there is the work’s title Venditore di Массаroni, in Napoli. There is a number "16" in the upper right corner above the plate.