François-Louis FRANÇAIS 1814-1897

This drawing, dated 1865 and set in Capri, depicts the colonnade or arbour of the Villa Moneta in the island's Moneta/Tiberio neighbourhood. The artist is known to have had a special affection for this spot, where he would often spend time with other French friends and artists such as Paul Chenavard and Jean-Louis Hamon. Français showed a decorative panel with a view of the Capri Riviera at the Salon in 1883.