Tommaso and Juan Ruiz painted views of Naples in a very similar style in the period around 1750. This small painting of the Bay of Naples shows Vesuvius in the background and is a typical scene that would have been collected as a souvenir by one of the many visitors to the city. It is painted on copper, which allowed the artist to use a finer brush for the painting of details.
Tommaso Ruiz, The Bay of Naples seen from Posillipo About 1760 © Compton Verney
Get the latest news and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to our mailing list.