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Amphitheatre Pola James Stuart engraving Antiquities Athens

View of the interior of the Amphitheatre at Pola

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Original antique topographical print
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From 'The Antiquities of Athens', 1816. James 'Athenian' Stuart was an English architect, archaeologist, and painter. After working his way to Rome in 1742, Stuart accompanied Nicholas Revett on an excavation in Naples. In 1751 they traveled to Athens on an expedition organized and funded by the Society of Dilettanti of London. In Athens they made accurate measurements and drawings of the ancient Greek ruins there, particularly those of the Acropolis, and published their findings in The Antiquities of Athens, the first volume of which appeared in 1762. Its excellent illustrations depicted for the first time the architectural achievements of ancient Greece. The work soon became a source book on ancient Greek architecture and acted as an important influence in the 'Greek revival' of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Faint waterstain across lower third of the sheet. A couple of tiny dots in the sky.
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artist After James Stuart (1713-1788)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1816
size 325mm by 500mm (platemark)
SKU VW6271