Designs for chimneypieces featuring sculpted caryatids and telamones: elevations of one with the caryatids from the Temple of Pandrosos, Athens, and one adapted from the attic storey of the Temple of Olympean Zeus, Agrigento

RIBApix ref no RIBA83031
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1800
Image Date1800
ViewInterior
StyleNeoclassical
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceVOS/204 f.79
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This design is one of a number of drawings bound into five volumes entitled 'Architectural works of George Wightwick', made between 1832 and 1850. Wightwick instructed his articled pupils to make this detailed set of retrospective drawings to illustrate every building of importance he had designed. The drawings were intended to serve both as a record of Wightwick's completed buildings and as a method of conveying to his students the design process from initial working design to finished structure.

Subject tags

fireplaces, sculpture, caryatids, mantelpieces, human figure