Late 19th century Oil Painting of Mount Vesuvius erupting.
A very popular subject for both tourists and for painters of the time , major eruptions of the volcano occurred in the years 1794, 1822, 1834 , 1850 and 1872. Local painters on the Bay of Naples competed to sell their oil paintings, 'gouaches' and watercolors to the wealthy tourists from England America and Northern Europe experiencing a high point on their 'grand tours'.
The painting which is unsigned, is in its original gilded frame, and measures 23 inches wide x 15 high, in good condition. Circa 1834-1855
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