Acropolis, Athens: conjectural coloured decoration on the temples from the Report of the Elgin Marbles Committee, read by W. R. Hamilton at the RIBA on 24 July 1837

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RIBApix ref no RIBA6638
Artist/PhotographerHamilton, William Richard (1777-1859)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-399
Image Date1837
ViewInterior
StyleGreek
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceMS.SP/10/18 opposite p. 8
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Committee was set up to investigate the use of colour in the original decoration of the sculpture (recently brought from the Parthenon at Athens to the British Museum, London).

Subject tags

colour, temples, ornament