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Willey Reveley, 1760–1799 [?]
Views in the Levant: Temple Ruins at Paestum
ca. 1785
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor with pen and black ink over graphite on thick, moderately textured, brown laid paper mounted on medium, slightly textured, brown wove paper
Sheet: 14 1/2 × 20 1/2 inches (36.8 × 52.1 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper left within image: "13"; inscribed in graphite, upper left on back: "41"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "19"

Watermarked, center left: design comprising shield marked with a fleur-de-lis and topped with a crown [Strasburg Lily]

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ancient Greek | architectural subject | clouds | columns | distance | Doric | Grand Tour | grasses | Greek mythology | hills | houses | landscape | leaves | light | mountains | road | ruins | shrubs | sky | steps | stone | temple | trees
Associated Places:
Campania | Europe | Italy | Paestum | Salerno
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IIIF Manifest:

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Noble Simplicity and Silent Greatness - Neoclassical Art from 1700 - 1900 (Yale University Art Gallery, 1991-04-26 - 1991-09-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Sigrid De Jong, Rediscovering architecture : Paestum in eighteenth-century architectural experience and theory, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2014, pp. 33-34, 49, 50, 52-53, fig. 26, DG70.P3 J65 2014 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Scott Wilcox, Edward Lear and the art of travel, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2000, pp. 132-3, no. 150, NJ18 L455 W55 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Windows on that world, essays on British art presented to Brian Allen , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 2012, pp. 158-59, fig. 88, N6766 .W56 2012 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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