Anglo-French Sea Battle Painting By L. Papaluca

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Signed by Artist
L. Papaluca, (1890 – 1934) 

Oil on canvas on board
Unframed 22″ L x 14″ H               Framed
23″ L x 15 1/2″ H
Signed LR

Presented is an oil on canvas-board
by the listed artist Luca Papaluca of Naples, Italy who was quite prolific as a Pier Head Painter in the last part of
the 19th Century and the early 20th Century. He is mainly noted for his water colors and gouaches, but on a few occasions
worked in oil. His ship and yacht portraits bring considerable sums, and his oil paintings of historical subjects are
quite rare. A very similar painting by the artist is this one of near the same size, 26 1/4″ x 17 1/4″, which sold
at auction in January, 2006 for $1135.00.
It is picture in the section, “THE ARTIST” below
This offering is a fine example of Papaluca’s work
in oil
CONDITION: The painting and frame are in
excellent condition.
           Smell the gun powder
          Excellent treatment of battle close-up
         Signed L. Papaluca, lower right
THE ARTIST: Luca Papaluca, 1890 – 1934, was
a Pier Head Painter from Naples, who primarily painted in gouaches and water colors on paper which mainly show
sailing ships, steamers and yachts on their visits to the Bay of Naples. He also painted historical subjects to a lesser
extent. Sometimes, he painted a pictures showing the vessel in calm conditions and another of the same vessel in stormy
weather. On rare occasions he is known to have painted in oil. A very similar painting by the artist is this one of near the
same size, 26 1/4″ x 17 1/4″, which sold at auction on 27 JAN 2006 for $1135.00.

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