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Temple at Segesta, Sicily

Item

Title

Temple at Segesta, Sicily

Creator

William Henry Bartlett
English, 1809–1854

Date

c. 1840

Materials

Watercolor and graphite on paper

Description

William Henry Bartlett is best known for the travel books containing engravings of his topographical and architectural sketches. A prolific draftsman and perpetual explorer, he traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East and visited the United States four times between 1836 and 1852. This watercolor of the Elymian temple at Segesta, from the fifth century BCE, anticipates his book Pictures from Sicily (1853), whose title page features an illustration of the monument.

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.96

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.