Vesuvius. 1880. Painting by Benjamin Meuris in body colour, 17.5 x 25cm,
Vesuvius. 1880. Painting in body colour, 17.5 x 25cm, on cartridge paper. Signature on back of B. Meuris. Colour to edge of paper. Mounted of age-toned cartridge paper – glued along top edge. From Johnson Lavis’s collection of 1880s; note on backing cartridge in a contemporary hand dates the picture as 30th Nov. 1880. Picture shows Vesuvius at night from across the bay with narrow trails of lava and the lights of the line of the first funicular which was opened in 1880. In very good condition apart from minor faults noted. Painting is immaculate, in fine condition.