The corner of the balcony visible at lower left in this composition indicates Renoir’s vantage point overlooking the bay of Naples. His position afforded an iconic view of the harbor with the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the background, wafting smoke into the sky. Inspired by the southern Italian light, Renoir painted another version of this vista at a different time of day (The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.). James Duncan, a wealthy sugar refiner, purchased the present work in 1883, making it the first Impressionist picture acquired by a Scottish collector. All prints and frames are 100% American made at our warehouse in Cincinnati, OH. We print all art pieces, manufacture our own frames, and stretch our own canvas. All items are on-demand and produced right here! Each print is printed onto semi-gloss paper, and then either rolled or framed before shipping out. Canvas prints are stretched over 1.5-inch stretcher bars. We take pride in the quality of all our products and strive to give our customers the best wall art possible!