Piranesi - Paestum- Pronaos of the temple of PoseidonPiranesi - Paestum- Pronaos of the temple of Poseidon
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Différentes vues de quelques Restes de trois grands Edifices qui subsistent encore dans le milieu de l´ancienne Ville de Pesto autrement dit Posidonia qui est située dans la Lucanie

G.B. Piranesi - Paestum - Pronaos of the temple of Poseidon

Vue des restes interieurs d´un des Pronaos du Temple de Neptune qui regarde du côté de la Terre”

The entrance area (Pronaos) of the Temple of Poseidon, is overgrown with trees and other plants, cows are grazing and some farmers are resting in the shade of the columns

In the middle of the 18th century Piranesi made images of the rediscovered temples in Paestum

Copper engraving and etching by G.B. Piranesi, Rome 1778, 49,5 cm x 67 cm

Nice strong and highly nuanced impression on strong laid paper, slim margins (as usual), altogether in perfect condition

Planche XIII, Focillon 595, Ficacci 864