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A view near Naples: 1621

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Current Location: In storage


A view near Naples


Draughtsman: Towne, Francis




History note: Miss Judith Merivale, 4 Park Town, Oxford

Measurements and weight

Height: 320 mm
Width: 470 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932-12) by Turner, Percy Moore


Production date: AD 1781-03-17 : watermark: crowned coat of arms with Fleur de Lis

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey-brown wash
Light-blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( sheet folded in centre)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Graphite, pen, ink and grey-brown and light-blue wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 1 taken at Naples / Distance mont Lactarius of the antients (ancients) / the Bay of Naples St Martini & Castle St Elmo / Naples / March 17th. 1781 / Francis Towne (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1621
Primary reference Number: 13878
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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