11 April 1997
Follower of Richard Wilson, R.A.
The Bay of Baiae, with the Temple of Venus and figures in the foreground, Vesuvius beyond
oil on canvas
34 x 59 in. (87 x 149.4 cm.)
Ballard Collection, Abbey House, Ledbury, Herefordshire, and by descent to Mrs Mary Smith.
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The present composition, of which numerous variants exist, is recorded in an etching of 1821 after Wilson by Thomas Hastings.
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