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Table
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Plateau
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rotating bookshelves
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Watch with globe
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Still life with sweets
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Passetto della Regina
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Domenico Morelli - New artwork
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Major Altare
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Nativity Scene
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Antonio Niccolini - Plastic model of Royal Palace
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Francesco De Mura - Virtue Allegory of Carlo Borbone
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Tapestry with Fire allegory
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Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Dutchess of Berry
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Ratto di Proserpina
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Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinando I delle Due Sicilie
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Anton Raphael Mengs - Elector of Saxony
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Giuseppe Bonito - Turkish ambasciator  of Haji Hussein Effendi
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Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele prince of Naples
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Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescos with the story of Consalvo Capitain
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Marinus van Reymerswaele - Debt collectors
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Clay Watch
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Paolo Albertis - The return to Naples of Ferdinand I of Bourbon
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Fireplace
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Luca Giordano - Venus, Amorino and a satyr
Table
Plateau
rotating bookshelves
Watch with globe
Still life with sweets
Passetto della Regina
Domenico Morelli - New artwork
Major Altare
Nativity Scene
Antonio Niccolini - Plastic model of Royal Palace
Francesco De Mura - Virtue Allegory of Carlo Borbone
Tapestry with Fire allegory
Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Dutchess of Berry
Ratto di Proserpina
Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinando I delle Due Sicilie
Anton Raphael Mengs - Elector of Saxony
Giuseppe Bonito - Turkish ambasciator  of Haji Hussein Effendi
Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele prince of Naples
Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescos with the story of Consalvo Capitain
Marinus van Reymerswaele - Debt collectors
Clay Watch
Paolo Albertis - The return to Naples of Ferdinand I of Bourbon
Fireplace
Luca Giordano - Venus, Amorino and a satyr

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Description

The only official portrait of the Prince of Naples, future King Vittorio Emanuele III, permanently exhibited in the path of the Royal Palace.

The heir to the throne of the House of Savoy, son of Margherita and Umberto I, is depicted at the age of five on a terrace that opens onto a typical view of the Neapolitan city with the steaming Vesuvius in the background. This traditional representation of the Neapolitan urban image becomes a constant in the iconography of the prince, in order to underline his strong political and emotional bond with the city where he was born in 1869.

 

The boy, with his hair combed "a la Umberto", ie with a short cut inspired by that of his father, and with a frowning expression, wears a dark blue velvet formal dress, with elegant embroidery at the cuffs, neck and knees. In renaissance fashion they also seem to recall black stockings and shoes with decorations on the toe. On the table, covered by a cloth with a Savoy shield, are placed a globe and a map of the United Italy, indicating the prince's studies.

It will be Vittorio Emanuele III who will sell the Royal Palace of Naples to the State Property in 1919.


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