This is a watercolor and pencil drawing of the Parthenon. It stands in the center of the piece with trees on either side. The borders of the piece are highly detailed and embellished with small images and traditional Greek architecture. The piece is matted behind a threaded cream background and in a silver frame.
Clara Bennell donated this watercolor and Pencil drawing of the Parthenon which was done by her husband, Abraham G. Bennell.
The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece. It is dedicated to the Greek Goddess, Athena, who is the patron of Athens. It was constructed between 447 BC and 438 BC, decoration continued until 432. The Parthenon stands where there was previously another temple dedicated to Athena, which is thought to be destroyed in the Persian Invasion of 480 BC.
Rights and Reproduction
The content on this site is made available for research and education purposes only. The use of these materials may be restricted by law or the donor.
Any other use, such as exhibition, publication, or commercial use, is not allowed except by written permission in accordance with the NHM Image Rights and Reproduction Policy
For questions on image rights and reproduction, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawing, 1930, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7658. Accessed 08/15/22.