Designs for two fireplaces featuring sculpted caryatids and telamones: elevations and sections of one in the style of the portico of the Temple of Pandrosus, Athens, andthe other inspired by the Incantada at Salonica (Thessaloniki)

RIBApix ref no RIBA35577
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1800
Image Date1800
Library ReferenceVOS/204 f.78
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