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Creator:
James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:
Order of the Great Temple at Baalbec with descriptive notes attached
Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black and brown ink, gray wash on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 30 1/8 × 21 5/8 inches (76.5 × 54.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, throughout, plan lettered "P" to "X"; in pen and brown ink, lower right, key: "P It's rectangular Exedra, tetrastyle | Q It's rectangular Exedra, hexastyle | R It's semicircular Exedra | S Its Chambers | T It's great Niches | V Smaller Niches | W The great Temple. This Temple is of the Perypteros & Decastyle | kind of the Greeks; but it's Intercolumniations none of the five | sorts which Vitruvius mentions: a necessary consequence of the great | Diameter of the Columns which would not admit even of the Pynostyle | the smallest Distance which the Greek Art of the building has prescribed | X Terras, or subassement, of the grat Temple; if we can apply this Name | to that which supported no part of the Temple"; in pen and black ink, throughout, dimensions given; in pen and black ink, lower center, scale labeled; in pen and brown ink, throughout, descriptions given

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8818
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15877
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