Mount Vesuvius erupting but not today. Paintings filled with flaming excitement but guaranteed not to spill lava on the carpet. Various artists.

"The Eruption of Vesuvius, 1794." ca. late 18th century.
“The Eruption of Vesuvius, 1794.” ca. late 18th century. Artist not known. Collection of the Austrian National Library. Cc0 License 1.0. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/92070/BibliographicResource_1000126220870.html
"Eruption of Mount Vesuvius." 1762.
“Eruption of Mount Vesuvius.” 1762. French. Charles Francois Lacroix de Marseilles, artist (1700-1779 or 1782). In the public domain. via https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/deadly-allure-mount-vesuvius-in-paintings/
"The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius." 1777.
“The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius.” 1777. French. Pierre-Jacques Volaire, artist (1729 – 1790’s). Image © 1999–2019 North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., Raleigh. Fair use license. via https://ncartmuseum.org/art/detail/the_eruption_of_mt._vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius erupting in 1812 as seen from the Ponte dell Maddalena. (detail).
Mount Vesuvius erupting in 1812 as seen from the Ponte dell Maddalena. (detail). ca. 1820. Gouache. Artist not known. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Painting_of_Mount_Vesuvius_erupting_in_1812_as_seen_from_the_Ponte_dell_Maddalena_(c_1820,_detail).jpg

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