Vesuvius. 1866. Painting in body colour, 33 x 46cm, on cartridge paper.
Vesuvius. 1866. Painting in body colour, 33 x 46cm, on cartridge paper. Colour to edge of paper includes black painted margin, actual picture area, 27.5 x 40.5cm. Mounted of black cartridge paper – glued at top right corner. From Johnson Lavis’s collection of 1880s; dated by unknown artist in bottom margin, 1st February, 1866. Picture shows Vesuvius at night from across the bay erupting with extensive lava flow to south, and lightning – very dramatic. Very slightly scuffed near lower left and right corners. In good to very good condition.