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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.
Date
[1776]
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43677i
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Credit: 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. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

In the foreground, Sir William Hamilton guides the King and Queen of Naples to the site, and Pietro Fabris is shown depicting the eruption

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.2 x 39.1 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. 43677i



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