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Lava, scoriae and pumice from Mount Vesuvius. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

  • Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
Date
[1776]
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43728i
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Description

The rocks are depicted in such a way as to suggest that they form large structures extending high above ground

Publication/Creation

[Naples] : [P. Fabris], [1776]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.3 x 39.2 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

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Wellcome Library no. 43728i


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