An image of The last day of PompeiiAn image of The last day of Pompeii

James G S Lucas

(United Kingdom  – )

The last day of Pompeii

Location
Not on display
Further information

J.G. S. Lucas is a minor artist who worked in a Martinesque style, creating his own derivative compositions. He appears to have been particularly inspired by Martin’s panoramas illustrating the spectacular convulsions of nature, as seen in this portrayal of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The dramatic sky was vigorously scratched in with a drypoint needle after the engraver had completed the carefully detailed architecture.

Year
circa 1835
Media
Print
Medium
mezzotint with etching and drypoint
Dimensions
21.3 x 29.9 cm image; 26.2 x 32.8 cm platemark; 33.9 x 43.7 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Parramore Purchase Fund 2009
Accession number
409.2009