Monday 13 March 2017

The Antiquities of Athens, volume 2, Stuart & Revett (1787)

The first volume of The Antiquities of Athens Measured and Delineated by James Stuart F.R.S. and F.S.A. and Nicholas Revett Painters and Architects, was published in 1762, eight years after the authors had returned to London. This delay allowed Julien-David Leroy to beat them to press with his Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce (1758).

The second volume, dedicated to the monuments of the Acropolis: the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Propylaea, appeared in 1787