Oil on canvas, 44.5cm by 72.5cm. Signed l.l.: Fabris.P.1770.
The painting is a pair to PIC549.
The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘Breakfast room … 4 paintings by Fabris representing the lower class of Italians.’
Fabris is best known for his work for the diplomat and amateur geologist Sir William Hamilton.
He commissioned Fabris to accompany him on visits to the volcanic sites of Mounts Etna and Vesuvius and the island of Lipari, near Sicily, to visually record them.