Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. Reconstruction
Painter: J. F. Menager (1783—1864).
Watercolour. 1809.
Paris, National Fine Arts High School

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. Reconstruction.

Painter: J. F. Menager (1783—1864).
Watercolour. 1809.

Paris, National Fine Arts High School

Rome, Roman Forum.
Description:
A young French architect J.-F. Menager, a grant-holder of French Academy, carried out the excavations of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina. He cleared the foundations of columns and the stairs of the building and also accomplished its reconstruction, which was, to say a truth, rather ideal than archeologically precise.
This drawing of facade contains a number of inaccuracies; for example, the picture of the apotheosis of Antoninus and Faustina on the pediment is fictitious and taken from the base of the column of Antoninus Pius.
Credits:
© Photo, text: Klod Moatti. ANTICHNYI RIM, per. s frants. I. Ionovoi. — M.: OOO “Izdatel’stvo AST”: OOO “Izdatel’stvo Astrel”, 2003, s. 96—97.
Photo — ENSBA, Paris.
Keywords: μοντέρνα ζωγραφική modern painting painter pittura moderna pittore malerei maler peinture moderne peintre water-colour watercolour j f menager reconstruction of the temple antoninus and faustina elder roman emperor pius