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Mount Vesuvius: a volcanic eruption at the foot of the mountain, 1760-1761, causing the destruction of the land and property. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after his drawing, 1760-1761.
- Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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Credit: Mount Vesuvius: a volcanic eruption at the foot of the mountain, 1760-1761, causing the destruction of the land and property. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776, after his drawing, 1760-1761. 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
The eruption of Vesuvius from 23 December 1760 to 5 January 1761
[Naples] : [P. Fabris], 
1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21 x 39.4 cm
Wellcome Collection 43638i
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