View of the Tower of the Winds at Athens, James Stuart

View of the Tower of the Winds at Athens, James Stuart

View of the Tower of the Winds at Athens
James Stuart
1750s–60s
Gouache
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Wherever possible, Stuart and Revett excavated around monuments before sketching and measuring. Here, they got permission to remove flooring within the tower and to pull down a house that abutted the structure so they could gain access to all eight sides of the building. The tower would become one of the most imitated of all of their Athenian monuments.