Veduta del tempio esastilo perittero dalla parte di mezzo giorno (View of the Peripteral Hexastyle Temple from the South), from Antichità di Pesto (Antiquities of Paestum) Artist: Filippo Morghen (Italian, 1730–after 1807)
After: Antonio Joli (Italian, 1700–1777)

1765

Prints and Drawings

The artist and printmaker Filippo Morghen and the painter Antonio Joli both worked in Naples, at that time under the enlightened rule of the Bourbon kings Charles II and Ferdinand VII. Morghen made prints for the published volumes of the antiquities of Herculaneum, and he rendered the images of Paestum made by Joli in the 1760s into a small portfolio of prints. This was dedicated to Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron of Baltimore—an unsavory character who was reputed to have kept a harem in Istanbul and who had no interest in Maryland except to enjoy the revenues it provided. In keeping with its didactic intent, the Joli–Morghen publication included a lengthy explanation of the images.

Medium

Etching

Dimensions

sight in frame: 10 15/16 × 15 3/8 in. (27.8 × 39.1 cm)

Credit Line

The Arthur Ross Collection

Accession Number

2012.159.30.7

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Period

18th century

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Provenance

William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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