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Artist: John Thomas Serres
[British painter, 1759-1825]

Title: A British Frigate in the Bay of Naples

Date: 1823
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: -
Location: Richard Green Gallery, London

Image size: 1218 x 804 pixels
              
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Note Vesuvius spewing smoke as well as huge boulders in the background.

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Be warned: the viewer is s-l-o-w. When you click to zoom in, WAIT: the screen will eventually redraw at a much higher resolution.
 
 
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