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John Robert Cozens, 1752–1797
The Bay of Naples from Capodimonte
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted on thick, slightly textured wove paper
Mount: 17 7/8 x 24 1/4 inches (45.4 x 61.6 cm), Sheet: 14 3/4 x 21 inches (37.5 x 53.3 cm)

Inscribed on back in mount in graphite upper left: "14935" in pen and gray ink upper center: "Part of the Bay of Naples - " in graphite lower right: "COZENS, John R. | PART OF THE BAY OF NAPLES | 70/8/11/9 IR 38 | FUMIGATED"

Signed on mount in pen and black ink lower left: "J. Cozens 1790"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bay (body of water) | buildings | clouds | Grand Tour | hills | landscape | mountains | trees
Associated Places:
Italy | Naples | Napoli, Golfo di
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IIIF Manifest:

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Classic Ground - British Artists and the Landscape of Italy, 1740-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-07-29 - 1981-09-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Art of Alexander and John Robert Cozens (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-09-17 - 1980-11-16) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Duncan Bull, Classic ground : British artists and the landscape of Italy, 1740-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 6, 36, no. 34, ND1354.4 B85 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Scott Wilcox, Edward Lear and the art of travel, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2000, pp. 27, 118, no. 138, NJ18 L455 W55 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The Art of Alexander and John Robert Cozens, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, p. 50, no. 136, pl. 55, NJ18 C83 W55 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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