Man and Women from the Village of Pietracamela in the Province of Teramo in Upper Abruzzo
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The composition is known from the album Raccolta di 50 costumi li più interesanti 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 1816. In the album, it was painted in other tones, not as intense and bright as in the so-called Lviv version. In the foreground, one can see two figures, namely a young man sitting on a rock with a dog lying next to him, and a young girl in traditional festive clothing carrying a basket with an Easter cake to the church. As she is passing the young man, he as well as his dog are looking at her with admiration. The girl is dressed in a yellow and red dress with peculiar cuffs, a long burgundy skirt with an apron with geometric patterns put over it. On her head there is a headscarf; on her feet there are light ciocia shoes. The necklace made of red coral resembles elements of the Ukrainian national dress. The young man is also dressed festively, in particular he is wearing a blue camisole, red jacket, narrow trousers and knee socks; black shoes are on his feet; on his head there is a pink Neapolitan houve and a black hat. The action is taking place on top of a mountain pass, so the background of the composition is only a cloudless sky. In 1830, the figure of a woman from Pietracamela by B. Pinelli was replicated in lithography by the Neapolitan artist Gaetano Dura (1805–1878).
In the lower left corner there is the author’s signature Pinelli written in italics, the date 1816 followed by an illegible inscription of the place of performance Roma. In the center of the engraving under the image there is the work’s title Uomo, e Donna del Paese di Pietra Camela, Provincia di Teramo, Abruzzo Ultra. There is a number "29" in the upper right corner above the plate.