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

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

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

James A. Merigot

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Title

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

 
Artist
Year
1796 , published in 1798 
Technique
aquatint with hand coloring 
Image Size
8 1/16 x 10 7/8" platemark; 5-3/4 x 8-13/16" 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
18382 
Price
$200.00 
Description
This is a hand colored aquatint by James A. Merigot and 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, printed on J. Whatman paper. Each image has a typeset title and the publication line, which in this case, reads: "London, Pub’d Oct’r 1st 1796,J. Merigot No 28 Haymarket, & R. Edwards 142 New Bond Street.” The Temple of Vesta is probably an ancient Latin or Etruscan shrine dedicate to the worship of the goddess Vesta. The architecture is Greek in style with Corinthian columns. It is located in Rome. 
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