Location: Yellow Drawing Room
This landscape is a typical painting of the western style. A serene sky in hues of blue forms the background. A bridge with arched passageways divides the composition. Distant mountains behind, seem to be sloping towards the left. A round tower rises along
with a tree in distant view.
Following a rhythmic appeal, craggy mountains towards the right form a path for the group of women and child who are engaged in their everyday activities. Towards the left, a sea breeze appears calm with a group of men, engaged in fishing amidst lush green
environs. Sir George Scharf attributes this style of painting to Francesco Zuccarelli, born on 15 August 1702.
Zuccarelli was an Italian painter of the late Baroque period. He outlined his focus towards the religious and mythological subjects but subsequently led towards portraying landscapes. He was recognised in Greece with his signature style of representing countryside
views. In his landscapes with rural subjects, an influence of Claude Lorrain defines its presence. He was a French draughtsman and engraver of the Baroque era, whose works were analytically observed by Zuccarelli during his art studied in Rome. Francesco Zuccarelli
eventually settled in Florence, and he died there in 1788.