Vesuvius erupting Antonio Piaggio
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Observation of volcanic activity at Vesuvius, made by the artist on behalf of Sir William Hamilton. The drawing shows material ejected directly upward from the volcano with a scale of height based upon the mountain's size. A cloud of gas and ash is shown drifting to the viewer's right. From volume 1 of Piaggio's notebooks for the period 1779-1781.
Original: pencil and ink on paper. 1779
- Image reference: RS-9090
- The Royal Society
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