Skip to main content

Pompeii: PD.16-1988

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Draughtsman: Williams, Hugh William (Grecian Williams)




History note: Artist's studio; Stephen Somerville

Legal notes

From the money bequeathed by Miss Kathleen Winifred Goodison for the acquisition of a picture "such as will in the opinion of the Director reflect the work done by her brother, Mr. Jack Weatherburn Goodison, during his many years there, which culminated in his being appointed Deputy Director."

Measurements and weight

Height: 245 mm
Width: 400 mm

Relative size of this object

40 m24.5 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1988) by Somerville, Stephen

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Bodycolour over traces of graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pompei
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: (colour notes)
  • Location: Centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.16-1988
Primary reference Number: 14438
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 February 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Pompeii" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-11-26 16:45:42

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Pompeii |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-11-26 16:45:42|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Pompeii</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Mural paintings

Accession Number: GR.2.1964


Accession Number: GR.1.1826

Mosaic niche

Accession Number: GR.159.1910


Accession Number: M.16-1983

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...