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

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Size: 20"x16"
Frame Style: Black Frame

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.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging