Temple of Minerva Medica (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity) by James A. Merigot

Temple of Minerva Medica (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity) by James A. Merigot

Temple of Minerva Medica (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity)

James A. Merigot

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Title

Temple of Minerva Medica (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity)

 
Artist
Year
1793 , published in 1798 
Technique
aquatint with hand coloring 
Image Size
10 7/8 x 8 1/8" platemark; 8-9/16 x 6-1/16" image 
Signature
publication line beneath title 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
Titled beneath image 
Reference
Blake Collection 1211 
Paper
J Whatman Turkey Mill, antique-white wove. 
State
published 
Publisher
J. Merigot and R. Edwards 
Inventory ID
18371 
Price
$200.00 
Description
This hand colored aquatint by James A. Merigot was published by Merigot and Robert Edwards (1768-1827) in London in 1798 as a portfolio titled: A SELECT COLLECTION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY; EXECUTED FROM DRAWINGS MADE UPON THE SPOT IN THE YEAR 1791. The portfolio consisted of 59 plates and was printed on J. Whatman paper. Each image has a typeset title and the publication line which, in this case, reads: London, Published Feb'y 20th 1793 by I.Merigot 28 Haymarket & R. Edwards 142 New Bond Street. Though named for the goddess Minerva (the doctor), this Roman temple is instead, a nymphaeum, a building devoted to nymphs. It is thought to be connected with the water supply of the 4th century and its dome collapsed in 1828. 
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