View of the Theatre of Bacchus, Athens
© RIBA Library Drawings Collection
In the foreground of his view of the interior of the Theatre of Bacchus, Stuart depicted Nicholas Revett sketching. This was one of the devices Stuart used in several of his views to call attention to his and Revett’s actual presence in Greece. Revett is shown in Turkish dress, showing his immersion in the Ottoman culture that dominated 18th-century Athens.