Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Caspar van Wittel – Compton Verney Collection. Posillipo with the Palazzo Donn’Anna, Naples, Italy (1700)


Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 72.7 x 170.3 cm. Acquisition date: 2001. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/posillipo-with-the-palazzo-donnanna-naples-italy-54736

Gaspar van Wittel, went to Naples in 1699 at the invitation of the Spanish Viceroy, Don Luis de la Cerda, 9th Duke of Medinaceli. The Duke commissioned over thirty view paintings from the artist, including this one of the Bay of Naples (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/posillipo-with-the-palazzo-donnanna-naples-italy-54736).

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