Why go to a stuffy museum when you can own some of the most interesting drawings available. These prints clearly illustrate the intricate sculpture and carvings of some ancient monuments.
The Arch of Titus Rome, A.D. 82 was erected after the Emperor's death, to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem. Clearly shown are finely detailed plan, elevation and sectional views of the Arch's most outstanding features including reliefs depicting the Emperor Titus and spoils taken from the Temple of Jerusalem. An example of the Roman Composite order of architecture, which was in popular use at that time. Printed on our highest quality paper.
This outstanding print clearly shows a sculptured monument by Jean Goujon, 1564. It depicts the Priestess Caryatides supporting an entablature or wall section. A Caryatid has come to mean a supporting column sculptured in the form of a woman. An example of the French Renaissance order of architecture. This fine piece of art is currently in the Louvre, Paris. Printed on our highest quality paper.
Size 20" x 16" $25.00 Item # C-100
Size 11" x 8.5" $11.00 Item # C-100-B
Size 20" x 16" $25.00 Item # C-102
Size 11" x 8.5" $11.00 Item # C-102-B
Arch of Titus, Rome
Jean Goujon-Priestess Caryatides
Click on pictures to enlarge
Here is a print rich in history. The Hotel Invalides was created in 1670 and construction was carried out by Liberal Bruant and finished in 1676. The Invalides were organized under Louis XIV to come to the aid of old soldiers who had been forced into panhandling or subsiding on church charity. It quickly became a home to a number of wounded soldiers. The dome of the church is the work of Jules Hardouin-Monsart, and is a perfect symbol of the splendor Louis XIV wanted under his reign. Many flags that were stolen from the enemy were hung inside the church as decoration. Made from a superior quality drawing, this reproduction is printed on our highest quality paper and ready for framing.