Untitled (Bay of Naples)Artist(s)Samuel ProutArtist NationalityBritish (modern)Object Creation Date1824-1852Medium & Supportwatercolor, bodycolor, and ink on paperDimensions
7 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in (18.42 cm x 20.96 cm);6 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in (16.51 cm x 19.05 cm);2 1/2 in x 4 in (6.35 cm x 10.16 cm)Credit LineJoseph F. McCrindle CollectionSubject matter
Samuel Prout presents in this watercolor a view across the Bay of Naples, with the famous peak of Mount Vesuvius visible in the distance. Prout made numerous drawings of Naples and other sites during his tours of Italy, of which he made at least two between 1824 and 1830. The watercolor, however, was probably made by Prout in England, perhaps many years after his visit.Physical Description
Three figures stand in a wooded clearing in the foreground of this small watercolor. A view opens out in the middle ground over a bay with a city descending from the adjacent hills to the water. A volcano smolders in the distance on the opposite side of the bay, a thick plume of smoke rising from its peak.Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object TypelandscapeCollection AreaWesternRights
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