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Image number: RS.9780
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La Soufrière volcano on St Vincent

Date

1784

Creator

Frederick Polydor Nodder (1710-1804, British), Painter

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Dimensions

height (painting): 379mm
width (painting): 338mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > volcano

Description

Plate 2 from the paper “An Account of Morne Garou, a Mountain in the Island of St. Vincent, with a Description of the Volcano on Its Summit. In a Letter from Mr. James Anderson, Surgeon, to Mr. Forsyth, His Majesty's Gardener at Kensington...”, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.75 (1785), pp.16-31.

Schematic painting showing the circumference of the crater, two lakes of water within it and a central cone issuing smoke. Other details include the forested slopes of the mountain with some hurricane-destroyed trees.

Inscribed with publication details in pencil upper right. Signed and Inscribed lower left: “F.P.Nodder, Pinxt. 1784 from a sketch by Mr Anderson.”

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