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Study of a Warship's Prow with British Warships and Naples Harbor Beyond

A work made of pen and iron gall ink, with brush and dark gray, light gray and brownish gray wash, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and iron gall ink, with brush and dark gray, light gray and brownish gray wash, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1748

Artist:

Claude-Joseph Vernet
French, 1717-1789

About this artwork

Like many French artists, Claude Vernet made a pilgrimage to Rome, remaining for almost 30 years (1734–63). While there he made excursions across Italy, executing drawings “on the spot.” In the late 1740s, he spent some time in Naples, near the classical sites rediscovered at Herculaneum in 1738 and at Pompeii in 1748. He became famous for his series of views of the ports of France, commissioned in 1753.

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Artist

Claude Joseph Vernet

Title

Study of a Warship's Prow with British Warships and Naples Harbor Beyond

Origin

France

Date

1748

Medium

Pen and iron gall ink, with brush and dark gray, light gray and brownish gray wash, over black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

366 × 479 mm (primary support); 458 × 537 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2011.80

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