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Luigi Mayer (c.1755 - 1803)

View of an Ancient Temple at Agrigentum [Sicily]

c.1776-92

Oil on canvas

Height: 43.8cm
Width: 63.5cm

Inscription: VEDUTA DI UN ANTICO TEMPIO ESISTE IN AGRIGENTO NELLA SELVA DEI FRATE OSSTI DETTO L'ORATORIO DI FALARIDE / Luigi Mayer pinx
Inscription note: Across the bottom of the canvas.

Museum number: P332

Provenance help-art-provenance

Purchased by Soane at the Sir Robert Anslie sale, Christie's, 10 March 1809, lot 9. Luigi Mayer accompanied Sir Robert Ainslie, Ambassador to Constantinople 1776-92, on his travels in the Levant and Mediterranean and produced paintings for him with the intention that a selection eventually be engraved and published.

Literature

Soane, Description, 1830, p.24
Llewellyn, Briony, 'Luigi Mayer - Draughtsman to His Majesty's Amabassador at the Ottoman Porte', The Magazine for the International Collector of Watercolours, Drawings and Prints, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 1990


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