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Mount Vesuvius in winter, covered with snow. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after his painting, ca. 1754.

  • Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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[1776]
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43625i
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view Mount Vesuvius in winter, covered with snow. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after his painting, ca. 1754.

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Credit: Mount Vesuvius in winter, covered with snow. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after his painting, ca. 1754. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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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

"N. 1 Cone of Vesuvius cover'd with snow, and the lava running in different streams from its crater. Vesuvius was in the same state in 1773: but it seldom happens that both mountains are cover'd with snow, as they were at the time above mention'd. … N.2 Mountain of Somma. N.3 High road from Naples to Portici. N.4 Old ruin'd towers near the sea."—Campi phlegraei, loc. cit.

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.3 x 39.6 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 43625i


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