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Athens; men in classical dress grouped in front of a temple with a portico and pediment, around Pericles, who is seated to right, pointing at a plan of the Propylaia on the Acropolis, indicated to him by a man standing at his side and held by a young man; a soldier and another talking to left and two behind the chair, one holding a mask, the other a lyre, with the acropolis in the background; after Stuart; illustration to Willett's 'A Description of the Library at Merly' (London 1785); unfinished proof before letters.
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Height: 442 millimetres
Width: 418 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- See 'James "Athenian" Stuart, the Rediscovery of Antiquity', (Susan Weber Soros ed., exh. cat., Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, publ. Yale UP 2007), p. 156.
For the 'Description of the Library at Merly', see 1878,0914.45
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Associated Title: A Description of the Gardens at Merly in the County of Dorset
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- Acquisition notes
- 1843,0513.1 to 504 were purchased from W & G Smith as a group for £543 5s 6d. A few individual prices over £5 were recorded and have been separately entered. Otherwise they are recorded as 12 blocks, each with its own sub-price.
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