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The Villa Salicati, the town of Naples below and Vesuvius beyond: PD.255-1985

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Current Location: In storage


The Villa Salicati, the town of Naples below and Vesuvius beyond


Draughtsman: Williams, Hugh William (Grecian Williams)



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From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 430 mm
Width: 673 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985) by Gregory, Martin


Production date: AD 1817 : Williams left for Italy and Greece in 1816, and arrived in Naples in January 1817. This drawing, apparently dated 7 June, and PD.18-1988, dated 27 June 1817 would seem to indicate that he remained in the area for around six months.

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Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Williams
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Naples
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: accompanied by other colour notes

  • Text: Villa Dalgeté / Pediment yellow with various t (ones?) / of pink / - frieze ... of (8) different tones / 7 June Naples ... against orange grey?pink / ... pink ...
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.255-1985
Primary reference Number: 14437
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 February 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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