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Vesuvius in eruption: P.2101-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Vesuvius in eruption


Printmaker: Jeavons, Thomas
Painter: Turner, Joseph Mallord William (After)
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co



Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


19th century
Production date: AD 1830


II/III (?). Printed for 'Friendship's Offering'.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper ( remains of binding along bottom edge)
Plate Height 96 mm Width 153 mm
Sheet Height 96 mm Width 153 mm

Techniques used in production

Steel engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Painted by J.M.W. Turner, R.A.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: VESUVIUS.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Engraved by T. Jeavons.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Published by Smith, Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2101-1991
Primary reference Number: 95087
Rawlinson (Turner): 339 (published state II/III?)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 2 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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