Vue d'Agrigente, prise des Hauteurs

GIGAULT de la Salle, Achille-Etienne (1772-1840)

Published by [peint par Coignet d'après Michalon; Gravé par S.Himely; Imprimé par Sauniée], Paris, 1822
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Aquatint engraving, coloured by hand. India paper mounted. From `Voyage pittoresque en Sicile': a very rare series of sublime views of some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world, beautifully hand-coloured and here in the rarest state with the plate on india paper mounted. Published in Paris between 1822 and 1826, Achille-Etienne Gigault de la Salle's `Voyage pittoresque en Sicile', was published in three forms: coloured, coloured before letters or, as here, on india paper, coloured and mounted. The work can now be seen as a showcase for the talents of the best landscape artists and aquatint engravers of the period. Agrigento is the capital of Agrigento provincia, near the southern coast of Sicily. The plateau site of the ancient city is extraordinarily rich in Greek remains. A wall, with remnants of eight gates, can be traced from the two northern peaks (the Rock of Athena and the hill of Girgenti) to the ridge that carried the south line of the city's defenses. An almost continuous sacred area along this ridge has been excavated to reveal Agrigento's most famous remains, its seven Doric temples. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 262, pl. 30; cf. Brunet V, 1379. Bookseller Inventory # 9842

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Title: Vue d'Agrigente, prise des Hauteurs

Publisher: [peint par Coignet d'après Michalon; Gravé par S.Himely; Imprimé par Sauniée], Paris

Publication Date: 1822

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