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The Bay of Naples

JONES, Thomas (1742 - 1803)

The Bay of Naples

Date: 1782

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 103.2 x 156.8 cm

Acquired: 1952; Gift; Mrs Evan-Thomas

Accession Number: NMW A 87

This painting depicts Naples and its bay with Mount Vesuvius in the left background and the Sorrento Peninsula faintly visible on the horizon line. The castel Sant'Elmo and two of the ubiquitous pine trees frame the composition. This classical landscape, inspired by Claude and Wilson, was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1784.

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