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Pietro Fabris

The Bay of Naples from Posillipo

Details

Artist

Pietro Fabris

Title

The Bay of Naples from Posillipo

Date

About 1770

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H:75 x W: 128 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0181.S

Collection

Naples

Status

On Display

This calm view of the Bay of Naples, bathed in the warmth of the evening light, features several well-known buildings, including the Palazzo Donn’Anna on the left and the Castel Sant’Elmo on the hilltop, with Vesuvius beyond. Fabris is likely to have painted the picture to supply the demand for topographical views of the city.

Pietro Fabris The Bay of Naples from Posillipo About 1770 © Compton Verney