Eruzione de 13 Settembre 1810

Camillo de Vito (attributed)ca. 1820

National Park Service, Museum Management Program

National Park Service, Museum Management Program
United States

This is a dramatic nighttime view of a notable eruption of Vesuvius in 1810. It is likely the work of Camillo de Vito, a Neapolitan artist who made a career depicting the numerous eruptions of Vesuvius in the 1810s through 1830s. Governor Charles Carnan Ridgely of Hampton may have purchased this work on a likely but as yet undocumented trip abroad. It is known that his son John took a “Grand Tour” in the summer of 1823, about the time this view was painted.

Hampton National Historic Site
Towson, Maryland


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