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Drawing of architectural fragments from the theatre at Stratonicea.
Pen and ink on a sheet of paper stuck down on to a second sheet pasted into the volume.
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Height: 371 millimetres (first sheet)
Height: 740 millimetres (volume)
Width: 257 millimetres (first sheet)
Width: 530 millimetres (volume)
- Curator's comments
- For a description of this album see 2013,5005.2.1
This drawing is a print study for an engraving in 'Antiquities of Ionia', 1797, Part II, plate XXXVIII
'Eski-hissar [Eskihisar], once Stratonicea, is a small village; the houses scattered among woody hills, environed by huge mountains; one of which, toward the southwest, has its summit as white as chalk. It is watered by a limpid and lively rill, with cascades. The site is strewed with marble fragments. Some shafts of columns are standing, single; and one with the capital on it. By a cottage we found two [three], with a pilaster, supporting an entablature, but enveloped in thick vines and trees. In the side of a hill is a theatre, with the seats remaining, and ruins of the proscenium or front, among which are pedestals of statues; one inscribed, and recording a citizen of great merit and magnificence. Above it is a marble heap. The whole building is overgrown with moss, bushes, and tress. Without the village, on the opposite side, are broken arches, with pieces of massive wall, and marble coffins. One of these is very large, and double, or intended for two bodies. Several altars with inscriptions lie about; once placed in the sepulchres…'
Richard Chandler, 'Travels in Asia Minor' (1775), pp.239-243
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1800 (June)
- Greek and Roman
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