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Alexander John Ellis
Pompeii, The Forum from the Southern extremity. In the distance [scarcely visible] Vesuvius
1841, 12 May
National Science and Media Museum
Part of the Ellis group of daguerreotypes, Inventory no: 1890-56-Pp4
A view of ruins in Pompeii, the scene is a landscape seen through three standing fluted pillars. Brick and stone structures are visible. Grassy streets and stone walls lead the eye to trees on the horizon.