Not on display
Turner made a number of sketches of the lively bustle of shipping and human activity within the old port in Naples. This view is taken looking east from the entrance to the Mole, an L-shaped pier which stood at right angles to the quayside beside Castel Nuovo, near the site of the present-day ferry terminal of Molo Angioino (Stazione Marittima). The building visible to the left appears to be the small guard house which stood at the end of the Mole facing the lighthouse which is just out of sight to the right of the vista. Dominating the background is the vast outline of Monte Somma and the smoking crater of Vesuvius on the right.