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Untitled (Bay of Naples)

Accession Number
2009/1.511.2

Title
Untitled (Bay of Naples)

Artist(s)
Samuel Prout

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1824-1852

Medium & Support
watercolor, bodycolor, and ink on paper

Dimensions
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 Line
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection

Subject 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 Type
landscape

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
bays (bodies of water)
cities
landscapes (representations)
vedute
volcanoes
watercolors (paintings)

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