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Rudolf Schick, Grotto of the Posillipo in Naples

Naples – Schick, Rudolf (1840 Berlin 1887). Grotto of the Posillipo in Naples. Folks blessed by a priest coming home through the grotto on foot and by two-wheeled cart, among which a woman with fish and a merry boy with dog & bottle of Chianti. Wood engraving for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1876.) Inscribed in the stock: R. Schick. 1875., otherwise typographically in German as above. 9 × 6¼ in (22.7 × 16 cm).

From Schick’s 2nd Italian travel finished 1876. – Continuous local text on both sides on the grotto situated in the southwest of the town: “In this grotto more than three thousand years ago the inhabitants of Cumae and Parthenope worked towards each other to join the gulf of this with the Cumaean Sea … what rich change of events between the torches of the Greek and Romans enlightening the darkness, and the modern gaslights which the last Bourbon ordered to be set.”

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