Pompeii und Herculanum

Josef Albert1859–1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Reproduction of an illustration by Albert Emil Kirchner depicting the columned temples and buildings Pompeii or possibly Herculaneum, with a plume of smoke rising from Mount Vesuvius in the distance. A woman fills pitchers from a fountain in the foreground, and other citizens are visible across the city engaging in activities of daily life.


  • Title: Pompeii und Herculanum
  • Creator: Josef Albert
  • Date Created: 1859–1862
  • Location Created: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 8.5 × 11.6 cm (3 3/8 × 4 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.882.1.42
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Josef Albert (German, 1825 - 1886)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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