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The valley Atrio di Cavallo between Vesuvius and Somma, showing smoke emerging from Vesuvius before eruption. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

Fabris, Pietro, active 1756-1784.
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[1776]

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view The valley Atrio di Cavallo between Vesuvius and Somma, showing smoke emerging from Vesuvius before eruption. Coloured etching by Pietro Fabris, 1776.

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Description

Vesuvius is portrayed with a purple colour, as it appears in the evening

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with gouache ; platemark 21.2 x 39.2 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. 43673i

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