Not on display
As Turner’s inscription indicates, his viewpoint for this view of Naples is Mergellina, a small fishing village and port about a mile west of the main city between the Chiaia waterfront and Posillipo. The vista looks east across the bay towards the small headland of Castel dell’Ovo with Vesuvius in the distance. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread with Castel Sant’Elmo, see folio 65 (D16033; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 63). Related sketches can be found on folios 66 verso–67 (D16036–D16037; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 64a–65).