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Creator:
Thomas Jones, 1742–1803, British, active in Italy (1776–83)
Title:

The Grotto at Posillipo

Additional Title(s):

Grotto of Possilipo [sic]

The Entrance, next Naples, of the Grotto of Pausilipo [sic]

Date:
ca. 1782
Medium:
Watercolor, graphite, pen and gray ink, and gouache on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/2 × 16 5/8 inches (29.2 × 42.2 cm), Image: 9 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches (24.8 x 40.3 cm), and Image: 9 1/2 x 15 9/16 inches (24.1 x 39.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and gray ink, lower left to lower right below image: "The Entrance, next Naples, of the Grotto of Pausilipo [sic] _ which is about 2400 feet long, in some parts 90, in others 70, + in one part between 10 + 20 high | and 22 wide._"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper right: "Maas"; in graphite, lower right: "No 2 B[...] [...]t"; in graphite, lower center: "Entrance of [...] Grotto of Pausilipo [sic], next Naples, which is about 2400 feet long of an unequal height <...> 90 - feet in some [?parts], in others 70, + in one part a little under 20 + 22 in width -"; in graphite, lower right: "3 [...]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1993.9
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | cave | clouds | cobblestones | door | figures | gates | Grand Tour | grotto | height | landscape | rocks (landforms) | shadows | stone | trees | tunnel
Associated Places:
Europe | Grotto of Sejanus | Italy | Naples | Posíllipo
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4251
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