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Charles Robert Cockerell, 1788–1863, British
The Temple of Aphaia at Aegina: Elevation of the Doric Entablature and Roof Section
Pen and black and red ink, graphite and watercolor on slightly textured, moderately thick, white wove paper with one fold mark bar scale of 13/16 inch to 1 foot
Sheet: 12 1/2 × 16 13/16 inches (31.8 × 42.7 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, center right: "for Proof that the Fleurons were not over the | ante of the mutules see the upper face of the | Cornice showing the irons aa, measured in | many instances - see draw.g of Lion's Head | & stone on the centre of the Ped. | b. First Tile is of Pa[...]san Marble, the others of | fine yellow Tile 2.03 7/8 by 1.10 3/8 | c. Square Piece let with the top fo the Cornice 12 3/4 | by 4 1/2 and is each joint of the Tiles in all the | Fragments of Cornice one piece only was remaining | the others showing holes to receive them"; in pen and red ink and graphite, left, dimenisons given; inscribed on verso in graphite, calculations given

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | design | Doric | Entablature | roof | temple
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Exhibition History:
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Noble Simplicity and Silent Greatness - Neoclassical Art from 1700 - 1900 (Yale University Art Gallery, 1991-04-26 - 1991-09-29)

The Archaeology of Architecture - Charles Robert Cockerell in Southern Europe and the Levant, 1810-1817 (Yale Center for British Art, 1993-03-23 - 1993-05-23)

" Pearls to Pyramids " - Britain and the " Orient " 1600-1820 (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-02-07 - 2008-04-28)

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Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2008, p. 16, V1880

Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830 [wall labels], Yale Center for British Art, 2008, pp. 35-36, V 2576 (YCBA)

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