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The Bishop’s Lunch

Giuseppe De Nittisca. 1861

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

A group of elegant diners sit at the table in the midst of a toast taking place. The rigid horizontality of the table creates a conventional and mundane atmosphere. Important persons and city officials are seated neatly with the Bishop at center, whose authority is denoted by the open window behind him. The formal arrangement of the Bishop’s table contrasts with the bourgeoise group seated through the doorway to the right.

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  • Title: The Bishop’s Lunch
  • Creator: Giuseppe De Nittis
  • Date Created: ca. 1861
  • Medium: oil on panel

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