The Eruption of Vesuvius

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1771

Artist:

Pierre-Jacques Volaire
French, 1729–c.1790–1800

About this artwork

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 219

Artist

Pierre-Jacques Volaire

Title

The Eruption of Vesuvius

Origin

France

Date

1771

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed bottom left: Vue de l'Eruption / du mont Vesuve du 14 / may 1771 peinte Sur le / lieu par le Che Volaire.

Dimensions

46 × 95 5/8 in. (116.8 × 242.9 cm)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1978.426

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