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The Eruption of Vesuvius, 1813, Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. Musée des Augustins, Toulouse. Photo: Daniel Martin
Today marks the 1933th eruptiversary.
Coming up: The Last Days of Pompeii
Almost all of this painting portrays the might and destruction of Mt. Vesuvius, emphasizing the defenselessness of the...
Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes