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Temple of Juno, Agrigentum; to right, ruins on high sloping ground, with distant sea to left, and figures
Watercolour and ink, over graphite
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Height: 272 millimetres
Width: 436 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of the watercolours made by Hearne to illustrate Richard Payne Knight's Sicilian tour of 1777. Hearne's watercolours were based on drawings made by Jakob Philipp Hackert and Charles Gore, who travelled with Payne Knight, and they were probably intended to illustrate a published account of the expedition which did not materialise.
Gore's version of this subject is also in the BM (Oo.4-30).
See: M. Clarke and N. Penny, 'The Arrogant Connoisseur: Richard Payne Knight 1751-1824), 1982, no.106; Barbara Milner, 'Thomas Hearne, 1744-1817: A catalogue of his watercolours and drawings in the British Museum', unpublished typescript (MA report for Courtauld Institute), 1983, no.22; and Claudia Stumpf, `Richard Payne Knight, Expedition into Sicily', London, 1986.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1971, BM, 'Classical Sites and Monuments', no.29
1982 Jan-Apr, Whitworth AG, 'Payne Knight', no. 106
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