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Title

The last day of Pompeii

circa 1835

Artist

James G S Lucas

England

  • 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
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    James G S Lucas

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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