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Eruption of Vesuvius with Destruction of a Roman City

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Inscription

Lower center, on rock: S. Pether / 1824

Provenance

Art market, London [see note 1]. By 1977, Old Hall Gallery, Ltd., Surrey, England; 1978, sold by Old Hall Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1978) NOTES: [1] According to the Old Hall Gallery, the painting was acquired at a sale of "important pictures by one of the auction houses in London." This sale has not been identified.

Credit Line

Grant Walker Fund

1824

Dimensions

71.4 x 92 cm (28 1/8 x 36 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.157

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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