In search of Classical Greece: Travel drawings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi, 1805-1806

Drawing from an album of drawings of antiquities, formerly belonging to Edward Dodwell; lekythos decorated with a meander, palmette and ivy leaf pattern, Pen and ink and watercolour; 1805-1806 (circa)
Drawing from an album of drawings of antiquities, formerly belonging to Edward Dodwell; lekythos decorated with a meander, palmette and ivy leaf pattern, Pen and ink and watercolour; 1805-1806 (circa)

At this week’s staff breakfast, Ian Jenkins, Kim Sloan and Celeste Farge talked about the Prints and Drawings exhibitions ‘ In search of Classical Greece: Travel drawings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi, 1805-1806’. An exhibiton currently on show in Room 90 of the British Museum. The exhibition  looks at Greece through the eyes of the classical scholar Edward Dodwell (about 1777–1832) and his Italian artist, Simone Pomardi (1757-1830). During their travels in 1805-6, they recorded the country and its people in a series of fascinating and spectacular drawings and watercolours.
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