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Gell, William
Pompeiana: the topography, edifices and ornaments of Pompeii ; the result of excavations since 1819 ; in two volumes (Band 2) — London, 1832

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EXPLANATION OF THE VIGNETTES.

VIGNETTE 1.

Vignette 1 represents two figures found
on the wall of the portico of the Augustales,
commonly called the Pantheon.

The lower figure evidently represents
Painting, for she has her pallette in the left
hand, and, in the right, is holding a species
of recipient in the form of a candelabrum,
into which a Genius or a Muse is dropping a
fresh colour, possibly alluding to the paint-
ing of this very poikilos, or painted portico,
at Pompeii, which was probably considered
as the perfection of the art.

VIGNETTE 2.

Vignette 2 is in the house of the Tragic
Poet, and forms a pretty group of buildings,
though the perspective is incorrect.
 
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