Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Sicily, 1786

  • Jean Pierre Louis Lauren Houel, French, 1735-1813

Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Image: 8 7/8 × 13 7/8 inches (22.5 × 35.2 cm) Plate: 10 3/8 × 14 7/8 inches (26.4 × 37.8 cm)

Gift of Carl F. Barnes, Jr. and Anna M. Barnes

F1984.35

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Aquatint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Ruins
  • Figures (representations)
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Etching
  • Aquatint
  • Sicily

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Watermark, in center of sheet: DUPVY.

Incribed on plate, upper right: PL. CLXXXXII Inscribed, lower left: Dessine et grave par J. Houel. Inscribed, lower center; Etat des restes du Temple de Jupiter Olimpien | en 1770 dont it ne reste plus en 1786 que ces 2 Colonnes sur pied.

Provenance

1984-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Barnes, Carl. From Line to Tone, Selected Prints from the Collection of Carl F. and Anna M. Barnes, Jr. Exh. cat., Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland Univeristy. Rochester, Michigan, 1984, no. 22.

Rights Status

Jean Pierre Louis Lauren Houel, Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Sicily, 1786, etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Carl F. Barnes, Jr. and Anna M. Barnes, F1984.35.