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Alexander John Ellis
Naples, View from the little Mole in the Villa Reale, looking East
1841, 25 May
National Science and Media Museum
Part of the Ellis group of daguerreotypes, Inventory no: 1890-56-N2
Landscape view of Naples, from a mole in the Villa Reale, looking east. The wall and railings of the mole is in the foreground, with a figure of a man in a top hat in the centre, behind the railings. The sea of the Bay of Naples beyond it, is broken by groynes coming out perpendicularly from the seafront on the left. Buildings are interspersed with wooded areas to the left, with the city rising on thenheadland in the middle distance. The castel dell'Ovo is to the right, and the mountain Vesuvius on the horizon.