Port of Naples
Seascape. Centre lower margin pale area. Midground, boats with masts. Blue area with ochre touches to left and right of boats. Top third of canvas, dark area, probably dockyards.
LL blue brush point F Scales
LR blue brush point 1977
Verso UC white label ink (in Patience Tennent's hand) To Philip & Viki from Aunt Lass 27/11/81. Painted on board Russian ship to N.Z. from London 1977 in Naples Port, from stern of ship, 3 sailing boats & dockyards beyond
Verso L (in artist's hand) Light RED, TURPS small, L, oil small
The verso inscription was probably dictated by the artist to her niece, Patience Tennent, 1981.
Painted while Scale's was a passenger on-board the SS Shota Rostaveli on her last trip back to New Zealand, 1977.
Primary image taken from photographic transparency slide.