Les Derniers jours de Pompéi, between 1834 and 1850. The Last Days of Pompeii. Depiction of the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius on 24 August 24, 79 CE; panicked inhabitants try to flee the city. The painter may have been inspired by E.G. Bulwer-Lytton's historic novel, "The Last Days of Pompeii", published in 1834.
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