Vesuvius. 1839. Painting in body colour, 49 x 70.5cm, on cartridge paper.
Vesuvius. 1839. Painting in body colour, 49 x 70.5cm, on cartridge paper. Colour to edge of paper includes grey painted margin, actual picture area, 47 x 67.5cm. From Johnson Lavis’s collection of 1880s; dated by unknown artist in bottom margin, 2nd January, 1839. Picture shows Vesuvius at twilight from across the bay erupting with extensive lava flows. Light spotting just noticeable in pale area. Minor margin tearing not entering picture area. In good to fair condition.