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Studies & Designs: View of Naples Harbour with the Lanterna del Molo and Vesuvius
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Whessell (c.1760-1806) after Wilson
Studies & Designs: View of Naples Harbour with the Lanterna del Molo and Vesuvius
Published 1811
Soft-ground etching, with etching
229 x 173 mm
9 x 6 13/16 in.
1863,1114.235
E60/31
View of a port, looking down an esplanade towards a lighthouse tower. There are figures in a square in front of a building with a dome and pinnacles, a statue and a volcano in the distance to the left - all within an etched rectangular border.
Bought from Samuel & Sons, 1863
Lettered below the image 'Wilson del | Whessell. Sc'
The view is of Naples harbour towards Vesuvius. On the right is the former Lanterna del Molo (demolished 1936).
D53/37 Studies and Designs done in Rome in the Year 1752, p. 37, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Gabriele Ricciardelli (active 1740-1780), The Lanterna del Molo, Naples, Compton Verney (CVCSC:0364.S)