Campbell (Nineteenth Century), Elizabeth
Sicily, 'General view on leaving Pallazuolo [Palazzolo] 9th May 1825' (sic) showing 'Buccheri / Mount Etna / Lake of Lentini / Catania'; Mr Walker, Mr Moore, Mr Stroud and Deaks are seated on the left, with Elizabeth Campbell just visible on the right. Watercolour. Inscribed and dated, 1825. Provenance: An album of watercolours by Elizabeth Campbell. 8"x22" inches.

“We crossed over a considerable proportion of volcanic ground, having all the remains of old lava, tuffa etc. etc., scattered in all directions, and much of it not yet capable of cultivation; not a tree to be seen; reaching a height above the Village of Buccheri had a most beautiful view of Etna, Catania, Syracuse, the Sea, Lake of Lentini, and to the left a long line of softening mountains, beautiful in the light we saw them.”

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“We crossed over a considerable proportion of volcanic ground, having all the remains of old lava, tuffa etc. etc., scattered in all directions, and much of it not yet capable of cultivation; not a tree to be seen; reaching a height above the Village of Buccheri had a most beautiful view of Etna, Catania, Syracuse, the Sea, Lake of Lentini, and to the left a long line of softening mountains, beautiful in the light we saw them.”