View of the Fortress Sant-Elmo from Capodimonte, Naples by Edgar Degas

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.


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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