Starting today, Abbot and Holder Ltd .

Starting today, Abbot and Holder Ltd. will exhibit fifty-seven watercolors painted by Giacinto Gigante and his royal students, the Borbone Princes Francesco, Luigi, Alfonso, Gaetano, and Princess Maria Annunziata di Borbone in the mid-nineteenth century. Gigante took his royal charges outdoors to practice plein-air painting in the Neapolitan countryside. The watercolors were later collected into an album and are individually for sale through 31 July.

Giacinto Gigante, with additions by Prince Francesco d’Assisi di Borbone. Possibly the Belvedere at Sorrento. Pencil, watercolour and gouache. Abbot and Holder, Ltd.

Portrait of Prince Francesco d’Assisi (r. 1859-61, died 1894)

Giacinto Gigante, with additions by Prince Luigi Maria di Borbone. Roadside shrine. Pencil, watercolour and gouache. Abbot and Holder, Ltd.

Portrait of Prince Luigi Maria di Borbone, Count of Trani (1838-86)

Giacinto Gigante, with additions by Prince Alfonso Maria di Borbone. Ischia, the caldera just before the entrance to the sea was cut. The Royal Palace to the right, with a rowing barge. Pencil, watercolour and gouache. Abbot and Holder, Ltd.

Portrait of Alfonso Maria di Borbone, Count of Caserta (1841-1934)

Giacinto Gigante, with additions by Princess Maria Annunziata di Borbone. The House of Tasso, Sorrento. Pencil, watercolour and gouache. Abbot and Holder, Ltd.

Portrait of Princess Maria Annunziata di Borbone, Archduchess Karl Ludwig of Austria (1843-1871)

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