jakob ignaz hittorff

New volunteer Danny worked on digitising another treasure from the RA’s historic book collection, a volume of Jakob Ignaz Hittorff’s illustrations of ancient Greek temples. These plates were produced in full colour by chromolithography process to support Hittorff’s theory that these temples had originally been decorated in bright colours. Danny has chosen some of the colourful details of the architecture and animated them to share. 

See below for the full page illustrations:

These images are from Restitution Du Temple D'Empédocle A Sélinonte, Ou L'Architecture Polychrôme Chez Les Grecs by Jakob Ignaz Hittorff printed in 1851.