The Eruption of Vesuvius

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The Eruption of Vesuvius is the name of several 1821 paintings by the Norwegian artist Johan Christian Dahl. He travelled to Italy in 1820, spending a short time in Rome before moving on to Naples, arriving in time for the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in December that year. He was one of the first to climb the mountain. There are several versions of the work, two of which are in the Danish National Gallery and one in the National Gallery of Norway.