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Creator:
David Roberts, 1796–1864, British
Title:

The Destruction of Pompeii

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and pastel on medium, cream, slightly textured wove paper mounted on card
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches (36.5 x 26.4 cm) and Mount: 14 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches (36.8 x 27 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in artist's hand in watercolor lower right: "David Roberts R A"; inscribed on back of mount in graphite upper left: "19 x 24"; on back of mount in graphite center: "David Roberts RA | The Destruction of Pomeii"; on back of mount in graphite center right; "18 x 22"

Signed in watercolor lower right: "David Roberts R A"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Bequest of Joseph F. McCrindle, Yale LLB 1948
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2009.9.110
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cityscape | columns | deaths | destruction | figures | fire | historical subject | ruins | volcano
Associated Places:
Campania | Italy | Italy | Napoli | Napoli | Pompei
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:61560
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