[Vesuvius as it was in 1757]Vue de Mont Vezuve tel quil etoit en 1757 / Dedié à Monsieur Blondel Dazanincourt [...]
[published by le Mire]
Engraving, platemark 355 x 460mm (14 x 18"). Very slight crease upper right. Very large margins.
Moonlit landscape with fishermen drawing up nets, and Mount Vesuvius erupting in the background. After a painting made 'on the spot' by Charles-François Grenier de la Croix (1750-80, fl.), a pupil of landscape and marine painter Joseph Vernet (1714-89). The same view was engraved in mezzotint around the same time by the British printmaker John Dixon.
[Ref: 38318] £380.00