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Tommaso Ruiz, Active Naples about 1750

The Bay of Naples seen from Posillipo

Details

Artist

Tommaso Ruiz, Active Naples about 1750

Title

The Bay of Naples seen from Posillipo

Date

About 1760

Medium

Oil on copper

Dimensions

h x w: 322 x 785 mm

Reference

CVCSC:0291.S

Collection

Naples

Status

On Display

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