Mount Vesuvius in eruption in 1767, from the mole at Naples. Coloured mezzotint by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after his painting, 1767.

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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 The eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 20 October 1767

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1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.4 x 39.5 cm

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  • [1776]

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Mount Vesuvius in eruption in 1767, from the mole at Naples. Coloured mezzotint by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after his painting, 1767.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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