- Museum number
The west front of the Parthenon, partly obscured by Turkish houses, 1802
Graphite with watercolour on a sheet of paper stuck down onto a sheet of card
- Production date
- 1803 (NB: an earlier version of this record incorrectly gave 1802 as the production date)
Height: 460 millimetres
Width: 663 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Smirke visited the Acropolis before Greek independence and the excavations that cleared the site of all post-classical buildings.
For Smirke's travels in Greece see: J. Mordaunt Crook, 'The Greek Revival' (London 1972), pp. 50-54.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
In search of Classical Greece: travel drawings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi, 1805-1806 (7 February – 28 April 2013) Room 90
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number