Fergola: Cava dei Tirreni

Salvatore Fergola – Grotta Bonea at Cava dei Tirreni

Salvatore Fergola (Naples 1799-1874)  Grotta Bonea at Cava dei Tirreni  Circa 1830  Oil on canvas, 20.2 × 16 cm  Signed on back of canvas, in pen: “Fergola”  Provenance: Rome, private collection      Among the canonical destinations of nineteenth century landscape painting in Naples, the cave Grotta Bonea is situated on the route that led to the famous and agreeable sanctuary of Avvocatella near Cava, and was considered a picturesque subject due to the presence of wild, rocky terrain, ancient ruins…