The Dutch view painter, 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. The painting remained in his family until it was acquired for Compton Verney in 2001.
Where to see this painting?
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England, CV35 9HZ
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.