The Eruption of Vesuvius by Night | Henry Pether | 19th Century

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Size: 14"x11"

The painting "The Eruption of Vesuvius by Night" by Henry Pether, created in the 19th century, captures the dramatic and tumultuous event of a volcanic eruption at night. The central focus is Mount Vesuvius, depicted in the throes of an explosive eruption, with bright lava flows and a plume of glowing ash and smoke ascending into the night sky. The sky is a canvas of dark, brooding colors, lit by the fiery eruption, contrasting with the calm and reflective sea in the foreground, where the moon casts a serene light. Small boats and figures are visible near the shore, possibly evacuating or observing the event. The painting juxtaposes the destructive power of nature with the tranquility of the surrounding environment and the resilience of human life in the face of natural disasters. Pether is known for his nocturnal scenes, and this work exemplifies his skill in depicting light and atmosphere to convey the mood of the scene.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
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  • Contains no plastic



14 x 11 Inches = 35.5 cm x 28 cm

20 x 16 Inches = 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm