Artist Harold Edward Speed: Athens, 1909 - a solitary figure in front of the Olympeion

Artist Harold Edward Speed: Athens, 1909 - a solitary figure in front of the Olympeion

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Harold Edward Speed:
Athens, 1909 - a solitary figure in front of the Olympeion

Framed (ref: 7013)
Signed, inscribed 'Athens' and dated 1909 

Oil on fine canvas board 
11 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (30 x 42 cm)

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Provenance: Newman's; C.H. St J. Hornby (p 24)


The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Athens), also known as the Olympeion is one of the biggest ancient temples in Greece.
Vast and impressive, the Temple was begun by Peisistratus the Young in the sixth century BC and completed by Roman emperor Hadrian around 132 AD.




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