Campbell (Nineteenth Century), Elizabeth
Sicily, 'Island of Stromboli. 27 Apr 1825'. Watercolour. Inscribed and dated, 1825. Provenance: An album of watercolours by Elizabeth Campbell. 4.5x10.25 inches.

“Much disappointment ensued on finding a very heavy sea and a strong head wind had retarded us about six hours, and the island of Stromboli, which we had hoped to have passed at midnight (to see the running lava) we did not reach until midday. Lava was flowing we imagined from the curling smoke descending and on the higher parts smoke issued from many mouths. On this side the island seemed only lava ___ . It is of conical form but the immediate cone is gone apparently burnt in and of less beautiful form than Vesuvius. A curious isolated rock stands to the left of the island. In fine weather the vessel passes between this rock and Stromboli. As we sailed on a ___ something like vineyards were visible.”

This work appears in the Group: ELIZABETH CAMPBELL - SICILY 1825

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“Much disappointment ensued on finding a very heavy sea and a strong head wind had retarded us about six hours, and the island of Stromboli, which we had hoped to have passed at midnight (to see the running lava) we did not reach until midday. Lava was flowing we imagined from the curling smoke descending and on the higher parts smoke issued from many mouths. On this side the island seemed only lava ___ . It is of conical form but the immediate cone is gone apparently burnt in and of less beautiful form than Vesuvius. A curious isolated rock stands to the left of the island. In fine weather the vessel passes between this rock and Stromboli. As we sailed on a ___ something like vineyards were visible.”