Vines at Báia

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.

Key facts

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