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The Fossa Grande of Mount Vesuvius, showing the deep hollow ways cut by torrents of rainwater. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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[1776]

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view The Fossa Grande of Mount Vesuvius, showing the deep hollow ways cut by torrents of rainwater. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

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Credit: The Fossa Grande of Mount Vesuvius, showing the deep hollow ways cut by torrents of rainwater. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

In the centre, Fabris (presumably) sits on a rock, drawing from nature

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.3 x 39.5 cm

Publications 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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43678i

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