View of the Arch of the Sergii at Pola, James Stuart

View of the Arch of the Sergii at Pola, James Stuart

View of the Arch of the Sergii at Pola
James Stuart
1750s–60s
Gouache
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On his way  to Athens, Stuart and Revett visited Pola (now Pula) in Croatia. At the Arch of the Sergii (Porta Aurata), Stuart depicted himself taking notes while Revett measured the monument. Both of them, with an assistant, are perched precariously on top of the arch.