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Coast scene, possibly Capri
Thomas Fearnley

The great rocky outcrop shown here recalls landscape features on the southern Italian coast. It may represent a coastal scene in Capri but the actual location still remains to be identified. The sketch is quite finished, with the entire surface of the paper covered in paint, and delicate strokes of colour carefully added to depict the water lapping the shore. A thin mauve line and a few boats on the distant horizon are all that distinguish the blue of the water from that of the sky. The rock itself is painted in stronger tones of brown and gold.

Key facts
Artist Thomas Fearnley
Artist dates 1802 - 1842
Full title Coast scene, possibly Capri
Date made probably 1833
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions 22.2 × 34.9 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L824
Location in Gallery Not on display
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