Chiaia, naples

Chiaia, naples



Edward Lear (1812-1888)
View of Chiaia, Naples

Inscribed with an H lower right
Watercolour over pencil, with cut corners
7.1 by 12.7cm., 2 ¾ by 5 in.

Chiaia sits on the seafront to the west of the centre of Naples. To the far right of the present watercolour is the Castel dell'Ovo jutting out into the sea. In front is the Casino Francavilla with the dome of the Chiesa delle Crocelle al Chiatamonte beyond.

Lear first visited Naples in the summer of 1838.