Man and Woman from the City of Trivento in the Province of Contado de Molise
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The first version of this composition by B. Pinelli was issued in the album Raccolta di 50 costumi li più interessanti delle città, terre e paesi in provincia 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 in Rome in 1814. The Lviv composition of 1816 is horizontal in contrast to the above-mentioned engraving in a square frame. In the foreground a young woman and a young hunter are standing near a boundary stone, looking into the distance. A hunting dog is standing nearby and looking in the same direction to the left. The woman is wearing bright national clothing, in particular a dress, a skirt, and an apron embroidered with gold patterns, a headscarf on her head, and solid red shoes. A young man wearing a pink waistcoat, a black hat on his head, and a bag over his shoulder is leaning on a stick. The characters are painted with bright watercolor paints, with prevailing yellow, blue, red, and pink colors. In the background there is a mountain range and a fragment of urban development on the right. It is apparently the city of Trivento on the river Trigno, which separates the provinces of Abruzzo and Molise.
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 Uomo, e Donna della Città di Triventi, Provincia Contado de Molise. There is a number "17" in the upper right corner above the plate.