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Ruin of an Amphitheatre at Pouzzoles (Kingdom of Naples), plate 9 from Oeuvres de A. Calame

A work made of lithograph on buff chine collé, laid down on off-white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph on buff chine collé, laid down on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1851

Artist:

Alexandre Calame (Swiss, 1810-1864)
published by F. Delarue (French, 1805-1886)
printed by Jacomme et Compagnie (French, 19th century)

About this artwork

Ruin of an Amphitheater at Pouzzoles (Kingdom of Naples) was made after a lost 1845 sketch by the painter and engraver Alexandre Calame. Created during the middle of Calame’s trip to Italy, this image depicts a plainly dressed hermit standing amidst a large ruin and quietly reading a book, perhaps the Bible. Calame, a Calvinist, employed the grandiose ruins of the amphitheater as an evocation of God’s power over man.

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Artist

Alexandre Calame

Title

Ruin of an Amphitheatre at Pouzzoles (Kingdom of Naples), plate 9 from Oeuvres de A. Calame

Origin

Switzerland

Date

Published 1851

Medium

Lithograph on buff chine collé, laid down on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

287 × 193 mm (image); 406 × 290 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

Obj: 132864

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