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The Antiquities of Athens, Measured and Delineated by James Stuart, F.R.S. and F.S.A. and Nicholas Revett, Painters and Architects

Author:
James Stuart (British, London 1713–1788 London)
Author:
Nicholas Revett (British, Brandeston Hall, Suffolk 1720–1804 London)
Illustrator:
George Dance (British, London 1741–1825 London)
Illustrator:
Thomas Leverton Donaldson (British, London 1795–1885)
Illustrator:
Henry William Inwood (British, 1794–1834)
Illustrator:
William Kinnaird (British, active 1827–30)
Illustrator:
William Pars (British, London 1742–1782 Rome)
Illustrator:
Proven (British (?), active Rome, early 19th century)
Illustrator:
Allan Ramsay (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1713–1784 Dover)
Illustrator:
Charles Reuben Ryley (British, London ca. 1752–1798 London)
Artist and engraver:
Charles Knight I (British, 1743–ca. 1826)
Engraver:
François Germain Aliamet (French, Abbeville 1734–1790 London)
Engraver:
William Barnard (British, 1774–1837)
Engraver:
James Basire, the elder (British, London 1730–1802 London)
Engraver:
John Carey (British, active ca. 1800)
Engraver:
J. Couse (British, active ca. 1750)
Engraver:
William Daniell (British, 1769–1837 London)
Engraver:
William Camden Edwards (British, Monouthshire 1777–1855 Suffolk)
Engraver:
Paul Fourdrinier (French, active in London, 1698–1758)
Engraver:
James Green (British, ca. 1755–1800)
Engraver:
Charles Grignion, I (British, London baptised 1721–1810 London)
Engraver:
John Hall (British, Wivenhoe, Essex 1739–1797 London)
Engraver:
Daniel Lerpinière (British, London ca. 1740–1785 London)
Engraver:
H. Mathews (British, active early 19th century)
Engraver:
Henry Moses (British, London ca. 1782–1870 Cowley, Middlesex)
Engraver:
James Newton (British, London 1748–ca. 1804)
Engraver:
John Roffe (British, 1769–1850)
Engraver:
Edward Rooker (British, London 1711–1774 London)
Engraver:
William Sharp (British, London 1749–1824 London)
Engraver:
William Skelton (British, London 1763–1848)
Engraver:
Samuel S. Smith (British, London? 1810–1879 London)
Engraver:
Robert Strange (British, Orkney, Scotland 1721–1792 London)
Engraver:
J. Thornthwaite (British, born London, ca. 1750, active 1771–95)
Engraver:
Anthony Walker (British, Thirsk, Yorkshire, 1726–1765 London)
Printer:
John Haberkorn (London) (vol. I)
Printer:
Vol. II John Nichols (British, 1745–1826)
Published in:
London
Date:
1762, 1787 [additions 1834]
Medium:
Illustrations: engraving and etching with watercolor and graphite
Dimensions:
21 5/8 x 15 3/8 x 2 15/16 in. (55 x 39 x 7.5 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.66.133
Not on view
Inscription: 1st flyleaf, verso: "Crowns: Branches of wild olive...Olympic Crown./ Branches of pine tree... Isthmian games dedicated to Neptune./ Branches of parsley...Nemoen games in honor of Hercules./ Branches of laurel...Pythian games in honor of Apollo."
2nd flyleaf: "Alexr. J. Davis, 1834. From Ithiel Town. Arit. D. had these two first vols. bound by Turner, and additional plates inserted in the following order." In different ink: "These two volumes are complete in themselves and comprise all there is of high practical value in the Antiquties of Athens" [A list of intended additions follows, recto and verso, which does not match with many of the images actually inserted.]
On dedication page, in pencil: "Alex. J. Davis, 1834"
Ithiel Town (American, Thompson, Connecticut 1784–1844 New Haven, Connecticut); Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)
Cicognara 2713; Dest., 1895, 155, 596; Fowler, 271, #340; Graesse, VI, I, 514; RIBA, Pt. I, 993; SKB, 1890 (German 1829); Univ.Cat., II, 1944
Eileen Harris British Architectural Books and Writers. 1990, cat. no. 857, pp. 439-49.

Alexander Jackson Davis, American Architect 1803-1872. Exh. cat. Amelia Peck, 1992, pp. 18, 62.



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