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.

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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