Franceso de Matteis was noted for his sculptures of Neapolitan daily life and participated in numerous exhibitions, showing subjects like “Le Chanson Napolitaine,” “Toreros,” “Saint Lucy,” “The Circus,” and “Le Concert des Enfants.” In the present work the young Neapolitan girl descends a staircase carrying numerous wine jugs as she grasps at her necklace and pendant cross.

Works by Francesco de Matteis