ANTIQUE EXQUISITE PAINTING ANCIENT GREEK CHORAGIC MONUMENT OF LYSICRATES WATERCOLOR ON PAPER UNKNOWN ARTIST. Offered is an exquisite antique watercolor painting on paper of the famous Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens, late 19. It is by unknown artist and unsigned.
It comes with a green and gold tone wooden frame behind glass for protection, matching light brown mat and a wire on the back, ready to hang (pictured). Size is 47 cm 18.5 in. X 28 cm 11.0 in. Without the frame and 64 cm 25.2 in.X 44 cm 17.3 in. The artwork is in excellent condition. Prestigious private collection in Athens. The artwork weighs approximately 2100 grams 4.6 lbs. Please take a moment to look at my other items! Thank you for your interest. The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis of Athens was erected by the choregos Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances in the Theater of Dionysus, to commemorate the award of first prize in 335/334 BCE to one of the performances he had sponsored.
The choregos was the sponsor who paid for and supervised the training of the dramatic dance-chorus. The monument is known as the first use of the Corinthian order on the exterior of a building. It has been reproduced widely in modern monuments and building elements.
In 1658, a French Capuchin monastery was founded by the site; in 1669 the monastery succeeded in purchasing the monument, then being called the "Lantern of Demosthenes". A reading of its inscription by Jacob Spon established its original purpose. The young British architects James "Athenian" Stuart and Nicholas Revett published the first measured drawings of the monument in their Antiquities of Athens, London 1762. The monument became famous in France and England through engravings of it, and "improved" versions became eye-catching features in several English landscape gardens.Lord Elgin negotiated unsuccessfully for the monument, by then an icon in the Greek revival. French archaeologists cleared the rubble from the half-buried monument and searched the area for missing architectural parts.
In 18761887, the architects François Boulanger and E. Loviot supervised a restoration under the auspices of the French government. The item "ANTIQUE PAINTING ANCIENT GREEK MONUMENT OF LYSICRATES WATERCOLOR UNKNOWN ARTIST" is in sale since Wednesday, May 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "collectorstand" and is located in Athens. This item can be shipped worldwide.