VOLAIRE, Pierre-Jacques
(b. 1729, Toulon, d. 1790s, Italy)

The Eruption of the Vesuvius

Oil on canvas, 169 x 75 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Volaire painted several scenes representing the eruptions of Vesuvius since there were a number of eruptions during his sojourn in Naples. This painting is one of the earliest versions of the subject. There is an inscription lower left: peint par le cher Volaire 1767.