Albumen photograph mounted on grey stock of a shallow pool in the foreground the ruins of some walls and columns in the middle and Vesuvius in the distance. A very well printed image with deep contrasts in tones. The image is from around 1875. 7 9/16 tall by 10 3/16 inches (19.5 x 26 cm). Card 13 by 16 inches (33 x 40.5 cm).
Condition; Generally excellent with a few surface scratches. The plate had a few losses that were colored in before printing.
A very good quality image, found with a group of other Italian architectural images mounted on the same grey stock, though most of them were on larger pieces of stock. I suspect that they were part of an institutions collection. This image is far better quality than most of the images that were sold to tourists.