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View of Mount Vesuvius

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Additional makers

Publisher - Edward Orme; Print maker - Charles Turner

Description

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.

Inscription

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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Location

Mount Vesuvius, Campania, Italy

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