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Amphitheatre Pola James Stuart engraving Antiquities Athens

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View of the Amphitheatre at Pola from the west


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Original antique topographical print


From 'The Antiquities of Athens', 1762. 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. Trimmed at bottom within the platemark. A few small tears and breaks at edge of sheet. One on top right corner of platemark.

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artist After James Stuart (1713-1788)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1762
size 360mm by 490mm (platemark)
SKU VW6270