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Creator:
John Warwick Smith, 1749–1831, British
Title:
View of Vesuvius
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor over graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches (18.1 x 27.3 cm) and Mount: 7 1/2 × 11 1/8 inches (19.1 × 28.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "On the Coast of Posilipo, Mount Vesuvius in the distance | J Smith | D3008 / John "Warwick" Smith 1749-1835 | c 1780 also signed on back of the drawing [...] 127 | Coll: Henrey S. [...] LGD "

Collector's mark: Soipio collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Geoffrey and Renée Hartman
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2006.18.3
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cliffs | landscape | rocks (landforms) | sea | volcano
Associated Places:
Golfo di Napoli | Gulf of Naples | Italy | Napoli | Vesuvius
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:57060
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