Ruins of Saint Sebastian, Giorgio Sommer;   attributed
Giorgio Sommer
Ruins of Saint Sebastian
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Giorgio Sommer

Ruins of Saint Sebastian, 1872 – 1873


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18.2 x 24 cm
Karton
33.6 x 40 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.1981
Acquisition
Ancient holdings. Acquired in the 19th century
Status
Not on display

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Mount Vesuvius is a volcano still active today. After it erupted in 1872, Giorgio Sommer took several shots documenting the disastrous consequences of the event. For example, he portrayed the ruins of houses in San Sebastiano. In many of the images, smoke still rises from the crater in the background, an ominous reminder of what has caused the devastation.

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14.05.2024