Pietro Fabris

The Temple of Hera at Paestum

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Artist

Pietro Fabris

Title

The Temple of Hera at Paestum

Date

Late 1770s

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 56.6 x W: 90.5 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0207.S

Collection

Naples

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This view of the Temple of Hera at Paestum near Salerno, south of Naples, reflects the revival of interest in the exceptionally well-preserved Greek temples there, which became popular destinations for Grand Tourists of the day. Fabris depicts the second of two temples at Paestum dedicated to Hera, goddess of fertility, dating from around 450 BC.

Pietro Fabris The Temple of Hera at Paestum Late 1770s © Compton Verney

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