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Images from In the Land of the Temple by Joseph Pennell (1860 – 1926), 1915

Reproductions of a series of lithographs made by [Pennell] in the land of temples [i.e. Greece], March – June 1913, together with impressions and notes by the artist.

Joseph Pennell died in 1926, more than 75 years ago, so these images are out of copyright, as is the text.

Title: In the Land of the Temples

Author: Pennell, Joseph

Published by: William Heinemann

City: London

Date: 1915

Total items: 7

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: III. The Temple Over the Canyon, Segesta]

III. The Temple Over the Canyon, Segesta

“Everyone advised me to go to Segesta, and I am glad I wemt, but I should never have known how wonderfully the Greeks made architectural compositions if I had not seen the Grand Canyon. There I saw Nature’s compositions: here was one made by man—finer, though not so [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: IV. From Temple to Temple, Girgenti]

IV. From Temple to Temple, Girgenti

‘Not only are the lines of the hills, looking toward the sea, perfect, but the builders of these, as of all the temples, took advantage of the lines in the landscape, making the temple the focus of a great composition; an art no longer practised; but the temples of the gods of Greece were more important than the notions of local [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: V. The Columns of Castor and Pollux, Girgenti]

V. The Columns of Castor and Pollux, Girgenti

“This is not a restoration, but a re-building. The re-builders worked better than they knew, and made a delightful—and popular—subject for every artist who goes to Girgenti.” (p. 5) [more...] [$]

[picture: XXXII  The Temple of Nike From Mars Hill, Athens]

XXXII The Temple of Nike From Mars Hill, Athens

“This is the grandest grouping of the Acropolis. The way in which the whole, in solemn square masses, piles up—the temple dominating all—is marvellous. It is finer, I am sure, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: VI. Sunrise Behind the Temple of Concord, Girgenti]

VI. Sunrise Behind the Temple of Concord, Girgenti

The Land of Temples is the land of effects—and they must be seized when they are seen. I had no idea of making this drawing; but as I reached the temple, the sun rose behind it, and I never saw it so huge, so mighty, as that morning. So I drew [...] [more...] [$]


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Athens ·Girgenti ·Messina ·Segesta ·Sicily ·Taormina ·Trapani

Images from In the Land of the Temple by Joseph Pennell (1860 – 1926), 1915

Reproductions of a series of lithographs made by [Pennell] in the land of temples [i.e. Greece], March – June 1913, together with impressions and notes by the artist.

Joseph Pennell died in 1926, more than 75 years ago, so these images are out of copyright, as is the text.


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