View of the Monument of Philopappus at Athens, James Stuart

View of the Monument of Philopappus at Athens, James Stuart

View of the Monument of Philopappus at Athens
James Stuart
1750s–60s
Gouache
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This view shows Stuart and Revett with two British travellers, Robert Wood and James Dawkins, who visited Athens in 1751. Stuart depicted himself and Revett wearing Turkish caftans, talking to Dawkins while Wood took down inscriptions. Dawkins’s financial support was essential to Stuart and Revett’s Athenian project.