Thomas JonesNaples: The Capella Nuova outside the Porta di Chiaja 1782

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Artist
Thomas Jones (1742‑1803)
Title
Naples: The Capella Nuova outside the Porta di Chiaja
Date 1782
MediumOil paint on paper
Dimensionssupport: 200 x 232 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Canon J.H. Adams 1983
Reference
T03545
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Dated on the back ‘May 1782’, Jones painted this this view from his painting room in Naples. In his memoir, Jones recalled that ‘The Room which I was in possession of at the Convent, was large and commodious for such a place, and as it was on the ground floor and vaulted above, very cool and pleasant at this Season of the Year - The only window it had, looked into a Small Garden, and over a part of the Suburbs, particularly the Capella nuova, another Convent, the Porta di Chaja ... all of which Objects, I did not omit making finished Studies of in Oil upon primed paper.’

April 2007

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