The Last Days of Pompeii
Vintage albumen print showing an eruption of the Vesuvius volcano near Naples, Italy, circa 1895 by Edizione Esposito. Image titled in the negative at bottom "61. Il Vesuvio Cratere in cruzione 1895 / (Edizione Esposito)." Mounted on thick period album board approximately 11 x 13.5 inches (28x34 cm). Print size 8.5 x 10.25 inches (21x26 cm).
A fantastic view which appears to show actual smoke and erupting airborne lava spewing from Vesuvius's mouth, while an intrepid climber at far left provides a sense of scale.
Tones of image are strong and dark, with some light surface wear and two small stains in the smoke clouds at top, left of center.