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The lake of Agnano. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

  • Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
Date
[1776]
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43642i
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The Solfaterra is in the centre background, the Grotta del Cane is on the right, and the steam bath of San Germano is in the building on the left. The Grotta del Cane was so called because the noxious gases emitted from it were demonstrated to spectators by means of the asphyxiation of a dog

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.3 x 39.4 cm

References 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

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Wellcome Library no. 43642i


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