Vesuvius. 1805. Painting in body colour, 49.5 x 70cm, on cartridge paper.

Vesuvius. 1805. Painting in body colour, 49.5 x 70cm, on cartridge paper.

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Vesuvius. 1805. Painting in body colour, 49.5 x 70cm, on cartridge paper. Colour to edge of paper includes black painted margin, actual picture area, 45 x 70.5cm. From Johnson Lavis’s collection of 1880s; dated by unknown artist in bottom margin, 18th August, 1805. Picture shows Vesuvius at twilight from across the bay erupting with extensive lava flows almost to sea. Light spotting barely noticeable. In good condition.