[The Macellum of Pozzuoli]Gli Avanzi del Tempio di Serapide
Lithograph, rare with large margins; printed area 130 x 135mm (5 x 5¼").
The macellum, or market building of Pozzuoli in the province of Naples. When the city was first excavated in the 18th century, the discovery of a statue of Serapis led to the building being initially misidentified as a temple dedicated to Serapis (as in this print). A view probably seen by the amateur artist, Mary Anne Theresa Whitby (1784-1850) when visiting the continent in the 1820s, and reproduced by an unidentified lithographer. Whitby inherited the country seat of Newlands, Hampshire in 1819, on the death of naval officer Sir William Cornwallis, and established a private press there to print lithographs by herself and others.
Ex: Collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35710] £120.00