C1782

GREECE-Vue du Port de Scio.

C.18th engraved view the Port of Chios on the North Aegean, Greece. Chios was originally the site of an ancient settlement, the town was first built at the north side of a natural harbour. By the 16th century, the Byzantine … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

GREECE-Vue du Port de Scio.

Date:

C1782

Condition:

Minor spotting mainly to margins, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 210mm

Paper Size: 

480mm 
x 325mm
AUTHENTICITY
GREECE-Vue du Port de Scio. - Antique View from 1782

Genuine antique
dated:

1782

Description:

C.18th engraved view the Port of Chios on the North Aegean, Greece.

Chios was originally the site of an ancient settlement, the town was first built at the north side of a natural harbour. By the 16th century, the Byzantine walled town had been further fortified by the Genoese rulers into a massive medieval castle, the “Kastro”. The current town has expanded out from the Kastro, and the port in the last 200 years. After the devastating earthquake of 1881, the town was substantially rebuilt in neoclassical style.  The view is from one of the most celebrated of all the published works on Greece which established the model for later publications of Voyages pittoresques.

From Choiseul-Gouffier, M. Voyage pittoresque de la Grece. Paris J.J. Blaise

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: MMS ID 991021631529702626
V & A, Victoria & Albert Museum: ACCESSION NUMBER SP.162:28
Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation: view 119

Jean-Baptiste Hilaire (1751 - 1828)

Hilaire was a French artist born at Adun-le-Tiche, north-east France. As a young man Hilair toured the Greek islands and the Orient, creating over a hundred works which he used to illustrate his Voyagé Pittoresque de la Grece, published in three volumes in 1782. His talent became recognised and his work exhibited in Paris at such places as the Salon de la Jeunesse in 1780, and at the Salon de la Correspondence the same year. He took part in the official exhibitions of the Louvre in the salon of 1796. He continued painting until 1796 after which he fades from the records. He died in Paris in 1828.

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