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Antoine-Chrysostome Quatremère de Quincy, Le Jupiter Olympien vu dans son trône

Le Jupiter Olympien vu dans son trône

Antoine-Chrysostome Quatremère de Quincy (1755 - 1849)

RA Collection: Art

Jupiter Olympius enthroned

This imaginary recreation of Pheidias' celebrated statue of Zeus enthroned within his temple at Olympia forms the frontispiece to a pioneering book on the chryselephantine sculpture of ancient Greece published in Paris in 1814. The book's author, A.C. Quatremère de Quincy (1755-1849), had trained as both a sculptor and architect and was particularly interested in the idea that it might be possible to rediscover the constructional techniques that the ancient Greeks had employed in such monumental and complex works.

Object details

Le Jupiter Olympien vu dans son trône
A.-C. Quatremère de Quincy, Le Jupiter Olympien, ou l'art de la sculpture antique, Paris 1814, frontispiece
Object type
Etching and watercolour

304 mm x 237 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
This image is from a book

Le Jupiter Olympien, Ou L'Art De La Sculpture Antique Considéré Sous Un Nouveau Point De Vue; Ouvrage Qui Comprend Un Essai Sur Le Goût De La Sculpture Polychorme, L'Analyse Explicative De La Toreutique, Et L'Histoire De La Statuaire En Or Et Ivoire Chez Les Grecs Et Les Romains, Avec la Restitution des principaux Monuments de cet Art Et La Démonstration pratique ou le Renouvellement de ses Procédés mécaniques; Par M. Quatremère-De-Quincy, Membre De L'Institut. - A Paris: 1814

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