Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • The Bay of Naples
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and grey ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 300mm,
  • image length 940mm
Support
two sheets of paper watermarked “J WHATMAN 1813”
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Naples / Vesuvius – Mount Lactarius – St. Martin & Castle St. Elmo / F.T.JWA”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
The Bay of Naples, Fitzwilliam Museum
Catalogue Number
FT814
Description Sources
Examination; Sotheby’s records (image)

Provenance

Descended through the White Abbott family until sold at Sotheby’s on 21 March 2001, lot 171, for £5,000 to the present owner, the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester.

Associated People & Organisations

Manchester Museum & the Whitworth, University of Manchester, Manchester, 21 March 2001, GBP 5000, D.2001.6
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 March 2001, lot 171

Comment

This is a copy of FT230 and a lost sheet that comprised the left part of the panorama.

by Richard Stephens

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