Family from Ciociaria Leaving Their Village
- Bartolomeo Pinelli
- Family from Ciociaria Leaving Their Village
- Date of creation
- 1816 (?)
- etching watercolor
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 10 x 16
- graphic art
- genre art
- Collection of Faina Tarashchanska (Lviv), 1966
Information about author
The work is from the Roman series. The first version of the engraving was performed in 1815; later in 1816, its black and white version was issued in the album Nuova Raccolta di cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi incisi all 'acquaforte da Bartolomeo Pinelli Romano, Nicola de Antoni impresse, Ignazio Pavon Offre e Dedica, Roma 1816. The next version (almost unchanged and similar to the "Lviv" engraving) was issued in the album Nuova Raccolta di cinquanta costumi pittoreschi… (Collection of fifty picturesque costumes) published by Giovanni Scudellari in Rome in 1817. The "Lviv'' engraving belongs to a simpler version of the composition dated 1815. In the foreground on the left, one can see a family of young peasants with two children. They are walking along the mountain path with their few possessions, leaving their native village. All characters are dressed in traditional clothes. A man is wearing a black hat, red vest, blue knee-length trousers, and white stockings; on his shoulder, he is holding a stick with a cloth thrown over it. The woman is wearing a traditional flattop headscarf, a vest with an apron, and a crimson skirt. On her head there is a wicker basket-cradle with a child sleeping in it; she is holding the cradle with her hand. To the left of the couple, their eldest daughter is walking with some things tied into a knot on her head. All travelers are wearing ciocie, traditional Ciociaria shoes. The action is taking place on a hill. In the foreground on the left, there is a huge black tree. On the right there is a boulder through which a young tree is growing. In the distance, one can see a forested mountain top; it is depicted in blurred blue tones. Ciociaria is the area in the Lazio region southeast of Rome, which does not have clear boundaries. The name is ethnographic, it is derived from ciocia shoes typical of that area. At present, Ciociaria is most commonly identified as the province of Frosinone.
In the lower left corner there is the author’s signature Pinelli f.[fecit]. In the center of the engraving under the image there is the work’s title Famiglia di Ciociari partendo dal loro Paese. There is a number "42" in the upper right corner above the plate.