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Anton Sminck van Pitloo, Vines at Báia

Key facts
Full title Vines at Báia
Artist Anton Sminck van Pitloo
Artist dates 1791 - 1837
Date made about 1820-30
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 40.5 × 29.3 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L860
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
Vines at Báia
Anton Sminck van Pitloo

This sketch was painted at the fishing town of Báia, on the Mediterranean coast five kilometres north of Naples. Famous for its thermal springs, the area was often visited by tourists and artists attracted by the impressive complex of Roman buildings. Pitloo here focuses on the vines growing in what appears to be an orchard, rather than on the antique ruins.

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