Gulf of Pozzuoli with Castle Baia and the island of Ischia in the distance
Gulf of Pozzuoli with Castle Baia and the island of Ischia in the distance

JACOB MORE (1740-1793)

Gulf of Pozzuoli with Castle Baia and the island of Ischia in the distance

c. 1773 to c. 1793 England

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Jacob More studied in his native Edinburgh, where he painted Scottish landscape and scenery for Edinburgh's Theatre Royal, before moving to London in c.1770. By 1773 he was in Rome, where he made his reputation painting landscapes in the manner of Claude le Lorrain and Gaspar Dughet; at the height of his fame his large landscapes were sellong for 120 guineas. His principal patron was Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, for whom More worked both as artist and agent. He painted a large mural for the Villa Borghese, and (shortly before his death) a 'Panorama of Rom' 20 feet in length, commisssioned it seems by Prince Augustus, sone of King George III.
Aberdeen; Fine Art Society, 1980, no.1365; private collection, Gloucestershire
Patricia Andrew, 'Jacob More Biography and a Checklist of Works', No B.15 x entitled 'Capriccio: The Wayside Rest'
Dimensions
Height 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
Width 62.50 inch (158.75 cm)
Medium
Oil on canvas
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An early 20th century label, 'Hay & Lyall, Aberdeen, Gilders to the King' is attached to the back of the frame
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