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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 556

    Neapolitan School (19th Century)

    Vesuvius Erupting

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    Neapolitan School (19th Century)
    Vesuvius Erupting
    Inscribed 'ERUZ: D 11 7BRE 1810' (on the border)
    body colour on paper
    4¼ x 5¾ in. (10.8 x 14.7 cm)
    Executed in 1810


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    Mount Vesuvius erupted on the 10 September 1810. This picture was executed on the following day, when the fury of the eruption had abated somewhat and people flocked to see the volcano, sailing on the Bay of Naples under the ashen sky and recording the experience for posterity.

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