The view depicts the Castel Sant' Elmo, with its adjacent monastery of San Martino, and may have been painted from Capodimonte, situated on a nearby hill.
View of the Fortress Sant-Elmo from Capodimonte, Naples by Edgar Degas, 1856
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Oil on paper laid down on canvas
- 20 x 27 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £100,000 ( Total: £255,000)
- Acquired in:
- Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox
The work focuses on the fortress in the centre of the painting. The sky is high, clear and light blue.
The artist's studio; left to his niece, Mademoiselle Jeanne Fevre; sold by her estate at the Galerie Jean Charpentier, April, 12 June 1934; bought by David-Weill, by descent
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