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Greek Doric Order

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    1769 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Revett, Nicholas (artist)
    Miller, Thomas (engraver)
    Society of Dilettanti (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    29481:58

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case W, shelf 111

This print was published by the Society of Dilettanti in Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities, in 1769. It was one of the earliest works to make surveys of real Greek buildings and it shows a capital entablature and cornice found near the temple of Athene Polias at Priene (about 334 BC). The National Art Library also holds a copy of the series.

This print was engraved by Thomas Miller after Nicholas Revett, and it shows a Greek capital in the Doric order. It is shown with an undecorated echinus finishing in a set of bands. The flutings of Greek Doric columns normally have no flat moulding between them.

Physical description

Engraving illustrating the Greek Doric Order. The Greek capital is shown with an undecorated echinus finishing in a set of bands.

Place of Origin

England (published)

Date

1769 (published)

Artist/maker

Revett, Nicholas (artist)
Miller, Thomas (engraver)
Society of Dilettanti (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 36.5 cm, Width: 24.7 cm

Object history note

The much simpler form of the Greek capital is shown with an undecorated echinus finishing in a set of bands. The flutings of Greek Doric columns normally have no flat moulding between them.

This print is from Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities (1769), published by the Society of Dilettanti, one of the earliest works to make surveys of real Greek buildings. It shows a capital entablature and cornice found near the temple of Athene Polias at Priene (about 334 BC).

Descriptive line

Engraving. Thomas Miller after Nicholas Revett. Greek Doric Order from Volume I of Ionian Antiquities, published by Society of Dilettanti in England, 1769.

Production Note

From the book Volume 1 of Ionian Antiquities

Subjects depicted

Capitals; Orders; Architecture; Doric order

Categories

Prints; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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