Seven pieces of tufa from the vicinity of Naples. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.
- Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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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
[Naples] : [P. Fabris], 
1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.1 x 39.2 cm
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 Library no. 43699i