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View of the sculptures of the now lost Incantadas monument at the southern entrance of the Roman Agora of Thessaloniki. The sculptures were incorporated in the house of a family of Sephardi Jewish merchants. British consul Paradise, who has come to show John Stuart and Nicholas Revett the monument, meets the owner of the house. A young servant offers the consul a cup of coffee while from above the owner's wife reprimands her husband for not having invited the consul to sit before offering him coffee. On the left, a woman who is spinning approaches the travellers. On the right, Stuart and Revett with the young son of the British consul, who is escorted by the consul's dragoman (interpreter).

Alternative Title

A view of the Incantada, taken in the court-yard of a Jew merchant, on whose premises it stands. [..]



Bibliographic Citation

STUART, James / REVETT, Nicholas. The Antiquities of Athens measured and delineated by James Stuart F.R.S. and F.S.A. and Nicholas Revett painters and architects, vol. III (ed. Willey Reveley), London, John Nichols, 1794.

Table Of Contents

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Art and antiquities
Human types


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