Conjectural reconstruction of the Temple of Zeus Olympos (Temple of Olympian Zeus or Olympeion), Agrigento

RIBApix ref no RIBA37602
Artist/PhotographerSmirke, Sir Robert (1780-1867)
CountryItaly
CityAgrigento
Subject Date-480
Image Date1798
ViewExterior
StyleGreek
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD83/20(1)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing was a preparatory sketch for a finished drawing which Smirke exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1810. The structure was believed to be the largest Doric temple ever built, although it was never completed.

Subject tags

columns, porticos, temples, orders of architecture