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Panorama of the bay of Naples: PD.184-1991

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Panorama of the bay of Naples


Senape, Antonio (Draughtsman)


History note: Bought by the great-great-grandfather of the donor on honeymoon in Naples

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On behalf of his family

Measurements and weight

Height: 235 mm
Width: 359 mm

Relative size of this object

35.9 m23.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991) by Brogan, Hugh


As the artist explains in his inscription on the wrapper this was drawn from nature, presumably in a ship off the coast of Naples

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Blue ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( on canvas)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, blue and brown ink on six sheets of paper mounted together on canvas, with original blue wrapping papers

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Panorama di Napoli preso dal mano / disegto dal vero con la penna da Antonio / Senape Tomano / Abita salita del vomero al arco di mirelli: / Ko T 1o piano?
  • Location: Wrapping paper
  • Method of creation: Blue ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.184-1991
Primary reference Number: 7856
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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