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.

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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

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1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21 x 39.4 cm

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  • [Naples]

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  • [P. Fabris]

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  • [1776]

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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.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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