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Full title Panoramic View of the Bay of Naples
Artist Alexandre-Hyacinthe Dunouy
Artist dates 1757 - 1841
Date made about 1783-9 or 1810-15
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 29.2 × 45.2 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L822
Location Not on display
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
Panoramic View of the Bay of Naples
Alexandre-Hyacinthe Dunouy

This view is probably from a rooftop just below the Spanish Quarter in Naples, looking south-east towards the hills of the Sorrento peninsula across the Bay of Naples. Dunouy seems to have taken particular delight in depicting the contrast between the urban and the natural scenery, through subtle lighting effects and the use of suggestive shapes in the architecture and the rolling hills.

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