Lava emerging from Mount Vesuvius at night and running towards Resina, 11 May 1771. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after a drawing made by him in 1771.
- Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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In the foreground, Sir William Hamilton guides the King and Queen of Naples to the site, and Pietro Fabris is shown depicting the eruption
[Naples] : [P. Fabris], 
1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.2 x 39.1 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. 43677i