Antique Print, Temple of Fortuna at Praeneste, Temple de la Fortune a Preneste (Palestrine)
An original antique heliogravure print of the Temple of Fortuna at Praeneste based on the restoration of de Huyot, 1811. Part of the Fragmens D'Architecture Antiques Vol. II, printed by Chauvet and edited by Hector-Jean-Baptiste D'Espouy (1854-1929) and Charles Schmid.
Antique D'Espouy Heliogravure Print:
Hector-Jean -Baptiste D'Espouy was a painter and architect who as professor of the School of Beaux Arts in Paris from 1895 oversaw the publication of Fragmens D'Architecture Antiques, a massive study of the architectural remains of classical antiquity. The prints contained therein were based upon the meticulous restorations, elevations, maps, and site plans compiled by the finest French academics of the time.
cf.: Benezit, E. "Dictionnaire critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculteurs, Dessinateurs et Gravures," Librairie Grund, 1966, Vol. 3, p. 611.