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Seven pieces of tufa from the vicinity of Naples. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

  • Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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[1776]
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43699i
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Top left, tufa attached to a piece of painted stucco from the ancient theatre at Herculaneum. Centre, tufa with oyster shells and an almond embedded in it. Bottom right, tufa with the texture of wood

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

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1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.1 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. 43699i

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