3070 – Glass Magic Lantern slide: Glass slide depicting a Roman Soldier

Size:
8 cm x 8 cm
Information:

Magic lantern slide, a.l.s. series 1 a. 'Roman Soldier in Armour'.

This is a slide of Sir Edward John Poynter's painting 'Faithful unto Death' from 1865, based upon Lytton's 'Last Days of Pompeii'. It illustrates the moment in which residents of Pompeii fled the city during the volcanic eruption of 79 AD. The Roman solider stands on guard, immovable, despite his imminent demise.

Possibly part of the Richel Collection.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Glass, lead