Publisher - Edward Orme; Print maker - Charles Turner
View at night of the volcano erupting, seen across a bay; with ships on the water and a lighthouse in the left foreground; figures standing on the shore; after William Orme; transparency with hand-colouring on recto and verso. 1799. Hand-coloured etching and mezzotint.
Lettered below the image with the title, and 'From the Original Transparent Drawing by W,,m Orme. // Sold & Published Feb.y 1, 1799, by Edw.d Orme, Conduit Street, London. / Where may be had a great variety of Transparent Prints & every requisite for drawing them. // Orme, Conduit Street, Excu.t'
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image © Trustees of the British Museum
Mount Vesuvius, Campania, Italy
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