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Title

The last day of Pompeii

circa 1835


Artist

James G S Lucas

United Kingdom


About

J.G. S. Lucas is a minor artist who worked in a Martinesque style, creating his own derivative compositions. He appears to have been particularly inspired by Martin’s panoramas illustrating the spectacular convulsions of nature, as seen in this portrayal of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The dramatic sky was vigorously scratched in with a drypoint needle after the engraver had completed the carefully detailed architecture.


Details


Date

circa 1835


Media category

Print


Materials used

mezzotint with etching and drypoint


Dimensions

21.3 x 29.9 cm image; 26.2 x 32.8 cm platemark; 33.9 x 43.7 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Parramore Purchase Fund 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

409.2009


Artist information

James G S Lucas

Works in the collection

8


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history