'Vesuvius erupting' by Antonio Piaggio

'Vesuvius erupting'

Antonio Piaggio

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'Vesuvius erupting'

Antonio Piaggio

Study of Vesuvius erupting, showing spiralling columns of gas and ash. Two detail drawings illustrate forms of pulsing ejections. Text below the drawing in Italian, "àdel fumo seguente, ma sempre senza dileguarsi inà" An observation of volcanic activity at Mount Vesuvius near the Bay of Naples, Italy, made by the artist on behalf of Sir William Hamilton. From volume 1 of Piaggio's notebooks for the period 1779-1781.

Original: pencil on paper. 1780

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