Mount Tambora volcano on Indonesia's Sumbawa Island was the site of the world's largest historical eruption in April 1815.
Moonrise on the Yare
An 1816 painting by John Crome shows the effects of atmospheric pollution following the 1815 Tambora eruption.
Yarmouth Harbour - Evening
Skies had cleared by 1817, when John Crome painted this picture.
Searching for climate clues
An 1829 painting by J.M.W. Turner analyzed to gain insight into climate change caused by volcanic eruptions.
An 1888 lithograph of the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa.
This painting by Gustav Klimt was created in 1883, the same year as the Krakatoa eruption. Researchers analyzed the color of the sky to gauge atmospheric pollution levels in the past.
An Autumn Idyll
Sunsets were still affected by Krakatoa two years after the eruption, as seen in this 1885 painting created in Britain by John Atkinson Grimshaw.