'Vesuvius erupting' by Antonio Piaggio

'Vesuvius erupting'

Antonio Piaggio

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'Vesuvius erupting'

Antonio Piaggio

Study of an eruption of Vesuvius, showing a high plume of black smoke with ash falling from several areas of the cloud. Areas marked A, B C in ink. The top of the drawing has been folded into the volume. 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 and ink on paper. 1780

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