The cone of Mount Vesuvius smoking before the eruption of 8 August 1779. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1779.

  • Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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[Naples] : [P. Fabris], [1779]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with gouache ; image 6 x 8.5 cm

References note

On Fabris's coloured prints for Hamilton's Campi phlegraei see B. Fothergill, Sir William Hamilton envoy extraordinary, New York 1969, pp. 138-143, and John Thackray, '"The modern Pliny": Hamilton and Vesuvius', in Ian Jenkins and Kim Sloan, Vases and volcanoes, London 1996, pp. 65-74


Wellcome Collection 43755i

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