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The Family of the Island of Procida with Vesuvius in the Background

Photo credit: Clackmannanshire Council

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The painting is from David Allan's ten-year stay in Italy, when he was supported by several of the aristocratic families of Clackmannanshire. While there, he was awarded a gold medal of the Academy of St Luke in Rome, the first Scottish painter since Gavin Hamilton to receive the award. This small and rather dark work shows a family group of elderly man, mother with suckling baby and small child, as well as a dog.

Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service

Alloa


Date

1775

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 28 x W 35.3 cm

Accession number

903 291

Acquisition method

purchased

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

D. Allan Pt


Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service

Mar Street Building, 15 Mar Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1HR Scotland

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