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The Neapolitan Coast with Vesuvius in eruption: PD.43-1986

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Current Location: In storage


The Neapolitan Coast with Vesuvius in eruption


Painter: Dahl, Johan Christian Clausen




History note: J.J. Holten; Torben Frimodt; Sale Christie's, 28 November 1986, lot 17 where bought through Jack Baer

Legal notes

Bought from The Gow Fund, 1986

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm
Width: 33.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1986) by The Gow Fund


Production date: AD 1820 : Dahl was in Naples from 10 August 1820 to 3 February 1821

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas ( the weave of the canvas, course and thick, showing through) paper

Techniques used in production

Painting : Oil on paper marouflé to canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: D
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: 20 D.1820
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.43-1986
Primary reference Number: 3010
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 December 2022 Last processed: Thursday 1 December 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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