Ravine at Sorrento

Claude Bonnefond (French, Lyons 1796–1860 Lyons)
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
10 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (27 x 36.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped (lower right): C. Bonnefond
presumably the artist, Lyons (until d. 1860); [Talabardon & Gautier, Paris, in 2002]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (not before 2002–9)
Paris. Talabardon & Gautier. "Le paysage français de Valenciennes à Bonington," September 18–October 26, 2002, no. 16 (as "Vue prise dans les ravins de Sorrente).

New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Rocks and Mountains: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," July 19, 2016–August 6, 2017, no catalogue.

Bertrand Talabardon and Bertrand Gautier. Le paysage français de Valenciennes à Bonington. Exh. cat., Talabardon & Gautier. Paris, 2002, unpaginated, no. 16, ill. (color), date it to the artist's 1824 visit to Naples and its environs.

Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 105, no. 11, ill. (color), calls it "Ravine at Sorrento" and dates it 1824.