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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Mm,11.5

  • Description

    East front of the Parthenon; narrow walled street on r, with garden on left with three figures, beyond front of Parthenon with mosque behind. 1765 Pen and grey ink and watercolour, with bodycolour, over graphite

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1764-1766
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 360 millimetres
    • Width: 552 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed: "Pars" and "The highest point of Salam[is]" (cropped at edge of sheet)
  • Curator's comments

    Engraved with modifications in Stuart and Revett's 'Antiquities of Athens', Vol II, 1789, Ch 1, pl 1.
    See Mm, 11.63 for notes from L. Stainton, "British Landscape Watercolours:1600-1860" (BM, exh. cat., 1985) on Chandler and Revett's expedition to Greece and Asia Minor, 1764-66, which Pars accompanied as official draughtsman.

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  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1898-1907 1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Imp PIIIb)

  • Exhibition history

    1971 Jul-Oct, BM, Classical Sites and Monuments, no.51
    1972 Sep-Nov, London, Council of Europe, 'Age of Neo-classicism', no.713
    2008 Aug-Oct, Los Angeles, J Paul Gettty Museum, 'Grecian Taste...'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Antiquities of Athens
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1799

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Mm,11.5

East front of the Parthenon; narrow walled street on r, with garden on l with three figures, beyond front of Parthenon with mosque behind. 1765 Pen and grey ink and watercolour, with bodycolour, over graphite

East front of the Parthenon; narrow walled street on r, with garden on l with three figures, beyond front of Parthenon with mosque behind. 1765 Pen and grey ink and watercolour, with bodycolour, over graphite

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