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VI.8.3 Pompeii. Casa del Poeta Tragico or House of the Tragic Poet.

Excavated 1824 to 1825. Linked to VI.8.5.

 

Part 2      Part 3      Part 1      VI.8.3 and VI.8.5 Room Plan

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorways to rooms 15 and 16 on west side of peristyle.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorways to rooms 15 and 16 on west side of peristyle.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 16, looking towards west wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 16, looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 16, looking towards west wall with a square window. The dado of this wall was black, with painted plants in separate panels.
The central panel of the middle zone was red separated from the yellow side panels by narrow black bands, possibly with golden candelabra. In the middle of the red central panel was a painted medallion. The upper zone was white with architectural paintings, and a moulded stucco cornice.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 16, looking towards west wall with a square window.

The dado of this wall was black, with painted plants in separate panels.

The central panel of the middle zone was red separated from the yellow side panels by narrow black bands, possibly with golden candelabra.

In the middle of the red central panel was a painted medallion.

The upper zone was white with architectural paintings, and a moulded stucco cornice.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 16, painted decoration on north wall. 
See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 8. (described as wall of Tablinum)

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 16, painted decoration on north wall.

See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 8. (described as wall of Tablinum)

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 16, north wall decoration, painting by Antonio Ala, 1847. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 288.
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VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Room 16, north wall decoration, painting by Antonio Ala, 1847.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 288.

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VI.8.3 Pompeii. c.1830. Drawing of medallion with building by Gell from his sketchbook, in which he wrote –
“Pretty in the original, chamber in inner court of Tragic Poet”.
See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830. 
See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1830. Drawing of medallion with building by Gell from his sketchbook, in which he wrote –

“Pretty in the original, chamber in inner court of Tragic Poet”.

See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830.

See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Room 16.  Decorative floor..

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 16, decorative floor.

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Drawings if details of mosaic floors, upper – from room 16, lower – from room 15. 
See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 21. Mosaique des pieces marque 14 et 15 sur le plan

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Drawings of details of mosaic floors, upper – from room 16, lower – from room 15.

See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 21. Mosaïque des pièces marque 14 et 15 sur le plan.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 15, looking towards west wall with square window. The dado was black with painted plants in separated panels. The middle zone was red separated by black bands. In the middle of the central zone was a painting of Narcissus, now faded and unrecognisable. The upper area was white with architectural designs, and a stucco cornice.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1352)
According to Breton, when excavated, the painting of Narcissus was already faded and ruined. 
See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Doorway to room 15, looking towards west wall with square window.

The dado was black with painted plants in separated panels.

The middle zone was red separated by black bands.

In the middle of the central zone was a painting of Narcissus, now faded and unrecognisable.

The upper area was white with architectural designs, and a stucco cornice.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1352)

According to Breton, when excavated, the painting of Narcissus was already faded and ruined.

See Breton, Ernest. 1870. Pompeia, Guide de visite a Pompei, 3rd ed. Paris, Guerin.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, west wall with square window.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, upper west wall with square window.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, north wall. According to Bragantini, in the centre of the north wall would have been a painting of Venus Fishing, now faded and destroyed.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, north wall.

According to Bragantini, in the centre of the north wall would have been a painting of Venus fishing, now faded and destroyed.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 15, painting of north wall.
See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 9.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 15, painting of north wall.

See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 9.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 15, drawing of painting of Venus and cupid fishing, from north wall.
See Real Museo Borbonico, IV, tav.4.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Room 15, drawing of painting of Venus and cupid fishing, from north wall.

See Real Museo Borbonico, IV, tav.4.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. 1857. Room 15, drawing of painting of Venus and cupid fishing, from north wall.
Vénus et l'amour, 1857, Jules Elie Delaunay, Dessinateur. 
Courtesy Paris Musées / Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais. 
Public Domain : use subject to CC0 licence. The photograph must remain under CC0 licence, so it is prohibited to sell the file.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1857. Room 15, drawing of painting of Venus and cupid fishing, from north wall.

Vénus et l'amour, 1857, Jules Elie Delaunay, Dessinateur.

Courtesy Paris Musées / Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais.

Public Domain : use subject to CC0 licence. The photograph must remain under CC0 licence, so it is prohibited to sell the file.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, south wall. According to Bragantini, in the centre of the south wall would have been a painting of Abandoned Ariadne, now faded.
See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 15, south wall.

According to Bragantini, in the centre of the south wall would have been a painting of Abandoned Ariadne, now faded.

See Bragantini, de Vos, Badoni, 1983. Pitture e Pavimenti di Pompei, Parte 2. Rome: ICCD. (p.173)

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Painting by Gottlieb Bindesbøll (1800-1856) from room 15, south wall.
Photo ©Danmarks Kunstbibliotek inv no ark_7137.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Painting by Gottlieb Bindesbøll (1800-1856) from room 15, south wall.

Photo ©Danmarks Kunstbibliotek inv. no. ark_7137.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 15, south wall. Pen and ink drawing by Antonio Ala, 1846, showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 287.
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VI.8.3/5 Pompeii.

Room 15, south wall. Pen and ink drawing by Antonio Ala, 1846, showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 287.

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VI.8.3 Pompeii. c.1830. Drawing by Gell of Ariadne’s ship, detail from central painting on south wall of Room 15.
See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830. 
See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1830. Drawing by Gell of Ariadne’s ship, detail from central painting on south wall of Room 15.

See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830.

See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 15, drawing by Zahn showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned.
See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer. (Taf. 33)

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 15, drawing by Zahn showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned.

See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer. (Taf. 33)

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild.
Room 15, showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned, and cupids set in medallions surrounded by garlands, in side panels.
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.3999-1938.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild.

Room 15, showing south wall with central painting of Ariadne abandoned, and cupids set in medallions surrounded by garlands, in side panels.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.3999-1938.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild. Casa Omerica.
Room 15, medallion with cupid with thyrsus, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4026-1938.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild. Casa Omerica.

Room 15, medallion with cupid with thyrsus, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4026-1938.

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, April 1882. Painting by Hector Estrup, (1854-1904), from his 1882 Sketchbook.
Room 15, medallion with cupid with box, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.
See Skitsebog Hector Estrup (1854-1904) Italiensrejse 1882, pl. 30. 
© Danmarks Kunstbibliotek, inventory number 52694.
http://kunstbib.dk/en/collections/sketchbooks/sketchbooks/000036205

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, April 1882. Painting by Hector Estrup, (1854-1904), from his 1882 Sketchbook.

Room 15, medallion with cupid with box, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.

See Skitsebog Hector Estrup (1854-1904) Italiensrejse 1882, pl. 30.

© Danmarks Kunstbibliotek, inventory number 52694.

http://kunstbib.dk/en/collections/sketchbooks/sketchbooks/000036205

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild. Casa Omerica.
Room 15, medallion with cupid with box, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4028-1938.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild. Casa Omerica.

Room 15, medallion with cupid with box, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4028-1938.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild. Casa Omerica.
Room 15, medallion with cupid with two sticks, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4024-1938.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Drawing by James William Wild. Casa Omerica.

Room 15, medallion with cupid with two sticks, surrounded by garlands, from side panel.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4024-1938.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Painting by James William Wild.
Room 15, detail of garlands surrounding the medallions with cupids.
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4023-1938.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Painting by James William Wild.

Room 15, detail of garlands surrounding the medallions with cupids.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4023-1938.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1870’s?. 
Room 15, painting by Sydney Vacher showing detail of garlands surrounding the medallions with cupids.
The pencil drawing at the top has not yet been identified, and may not be from this room.
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4429-1910.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1870’s?

Room 15, painting by Sydney Vacher showing detail of garlands surrounding the medallions with cupids.

The pencil drawing at the top has not yet been identified and may not be from this room.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4429-1910.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Casa Omerica. Drawing of a cupid with lyre by James William Wild perhaps from a side panel in room 15.
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4027-1938. 
According to PPM, in room 14 (which is our room 15) were at least another three medallions edged with garlands containing cupids.
(Note - These may or may not be the same ones, as they were not drawn edged with garlands, but they do come from this house.)
Two were on the west wall and at least one on the east wall, south side of doorway, these had all become unrecognisable. 
The two in the side panels of the south wall had been drawn by artists, at the time.
The side panels of the north wall would seem to have contained vignettes.
See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, 4, (p.560-564).

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Casa Omerica. Drawing of a cupid with lyre by James William Wild perhaps from a side panel in room 15.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4027-1938.

According to PPM, in room 14 (which is our room 15) were at least another three medallions edged with garlands containing cupids.

(Note - These may or may not be the same ones, as they were not drawn edged with garlands, but they do come from this house.)

Two were on the west wall and at least one on the east wall, south side of doorway, these had all become unrecognisable.

The two in the side panels of the south wall had been drawn by artists, at the time.

The side panels of the north wall would seem to have contained vignettes.

See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, 4, (p.560-564).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Casa Omerica. Drawing of a cupid with tambourine by James William Wild, perhaps from a side panel in room 15. (see above)
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4022-1938.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Casa Omerica.

Drawing of a cupid with tambourine by James William Wild, perhaps from a side panel in room 15. (see above)

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4022-1938.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii, c.1840. Casa Omerica. Drawing of a cupid with curved crook by James William Wild, perhaps from a side panel in room 15. (see above)
Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4021-1938.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii, c.1840. Casa Omerica.

Drawing of a cupid with curved crook by James William Wild, perhaps from a side panel in room 15. (see above)

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, inventory number E.4021-1938.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north-west corner of dining room.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north-west corner of dining room on east side of peristyle garden.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  North wall.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 12, north wall of dining room. Painting by Antonio Ala, 1857, showing the complete north wall decorations.
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 293.
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VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Room 12, north wall of dining room. Painting by Antonio Ala, 1857, showing the complete north wall decorations.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number ADS 293.

Photo © ICCD. https://www.catalogo.beniculturali.it/

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VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Room 12, north wall of dining room. 1854 painting by Giuseppe Abbate published by Niccolini.
See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli, Tav. VI.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Room 12, north wall of dining room. 1854 painting by Giuseppe Abbate published by Niccolini.

See Niccolini F, 1854. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Primo. Napoli, Tav. VI.

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 12, north wall of dining room or exedra.
See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 11.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1828. Room 12, north wall of dining room or exedra.

See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 11.

(Note : the figure in the centre of the side panel on the east end of the wall is drawn differently).

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1836-7 painting by Friedrich Richter (1808-1868), of a wall in the reception room in House of the Tragic Poet.
© The State Hermitage Museum. Inventory number ОР-12600.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1836-7 painting by Friedrich Richter (1808-1868), of a wall in the reception room in House of the Tragic Poet.

© The State Hermitage Museum. Inventory number ОР-12600.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Room 12, north wall of dining room. Drawing by Zahn published in 1828.
See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer, Taf. 23.
According to Gell: 
M. Zahn, an artist of merit, who copied this painting of Leda only a few days after its discovery, states that the drapery of that princess was green lined with blue, and that the robe of Tyndareus was black lined with green. Behind Leda was an attendant in a green garment; the habit of the person with the bow was yellow, and that of the last figure on the right hand green. It is difficult to reconcile this account with its appearance about a month afterwards, when the robe of Leda was red, and that of Tyndareus purple, and both have remained so from that period to the present hour.

The landscape is much faded in the background. The red usually changes to black, and the wall, with the picture of Leda, had, in the course of a year's exposure, assumed a darker hue in consequence.
See Gell, W, 1832.  Pompeiana: Vol 1.  London: Jennings and Chaplin, p. 173.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1824-5? Room 12, north wall of dining room. Drawing by Zahn published in 1828.

See Zahn, W., 1828. Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herkulanum und Stabiae: I. Berlin: Reimer, Taf. 23.

According to Gell:

M. Zahn, an artist of merit, who copied this painting of Leda only a few days after its discovery, states that the drapery of that princess was green lined with blue, and that the robe of Tyndareus was black lined with green. Behind Leda was an attendant in a green garment; the habit of the person with the bow was yellow, and that of the last figure on the right hand green. It is difficult to reconcile this account with its appearance about a month afterwards, when the robe of Leda was red, and that of Tyndareus purple, and both have remained so from that period to the present hour.

The landscape is much faded in the background. The red usually changes to black, and the wall, with the picture of Leda, had, in the course of a year's exposure, assumed a darker hue in consequence.

See Gell, W, 1832.  Pompeiana: Vol 1.  London: Jennings and Chaplin, p. 173.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  North wall.  Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis.  
See Pagano, N., 1881. Guida di Pompei Illustrata. Pompei: Scafati. (p.82).
A young couple looking at a nest of Cupids.  
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315). 
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (821, p.163).
The sale of cherubs. See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City.  London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).
Leda and Tyndareus with their children (Castor, Pollux and Helen) in a nest.
See Gell, W, 1837.  Pompeiana.  London: Lewis A. Lewis.  (T. XLVIII).

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, north wall of dining room.

Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis.

     See Pagano, N., 1881. Guida di Pompei Illustrata. Pompei: Scafati. (p.82).

A young couple looking at a nest of Cupids.

     See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).

     See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (821, p.163).

The sale of cherubs.

     See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City. London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).

Leda and Tyndareus with their children (Castor, Pollux and Helen) in a nest.

     See Gell, W, 1837. Pompeiana. London: Lewis A. Lewis. (T. XLVIII).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail of painting of Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis, from centre of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015.

Room 12, detail of painting of Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis, from centre of north wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. From an album by Roberto Rive dated 1868. 
Room 12, detail of painting of Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis, from centre of north wall.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. From an album by Roberto Rive dated 1868.

Room 12, detail of painting of Venus giving some Cupids to Adonis, from centre of north wall.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c. 1828. Room 12, detail of painting from centre of north wall, described as Leda and Tyndareus.
See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 15.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c. 1828. Room 12, detail of painting from centre of north wall, described as Leda and Tyndareus.

See Raoul Rochette et Bouchet J., 1828. Choix d'Edifices Inédits : Maison du Poète Tragique. Paris, pl 15.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. 1832. Room 12, north wall. Painting described by Gell as Leda presenting her infant progeny to Tyndareus.
See Gell, W, 1832.  Pompeiana: Vol 1.  London: Jennings and Chaplin, Tav. XLVIII.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. 1832.

Room 12, north wall. Painting described by Gell as Leda presenting her infant progeny to Tyndareus.

See Gell, W, 1832. Pompeiana: Vol 1. London: Jennings and Chaplin, Tav. XLVIII. 

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, north wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from predella below central panel. See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 2.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230748

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, north wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from red predella below central panel.

See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 2.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. c.1830. Room 12, detail from north wall of dining room.
Drawing by Gell showing west side of central painting, which he described as Leda.
See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830. 
See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1830. Room 12, detail from north wall of dining room.

Drawing by Gell showing west side of central painting, which he described as Leda.

See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830.

See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Mosaic floor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, centre of mosaic floor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  December 2006.  Mosaic floor.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. December 2006. Room 12, mosaic floor.

 

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1930. Room 12, black and white mosaic flooring with central motif.
See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.117 & Pl.22, tav.4).

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. c.1930. Room 12, black and white mosaic flooring with central motif.

See Blake, M., (1930). The pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire. Rome, MAAR, 8, (p.117 & Pl.22, tav.4).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. February 2009. Room 12. Dining room. East wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. February 2009. Room 12, east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  East wall.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, east wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  East wall.
Mau identifies this as Theseus going on board ship leaving behind the beautiful Ariadne.  
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan.  (p.315).
Helbig also identifies Athena, dressed in white, floating above the cliff watching what happens.  
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel.  (1218, p.255).

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, east wall of dining room.

Mau identifies this as Theseus going on board ship leaving behind the beautiful Ariadne.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).

Helbig also identifies Athena, dressed in white, floating above the cliff watching what happens.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (1218, p.255).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, central painting from east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, central painting from east wall of dining room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall of Theseus going on board ship. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015.

Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall of Theseus going on board ship. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall, Athena dressed in white. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015.

Room 12, detail from central painting on east wall, Athena dressed in white. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Pre-1942. Room 12, detail from central panel of predella on east wall.
See Warscher, T. 1942. Catalogo illustrato degli affreschi del Museo Nazionale di Napoli. Sala LXXX. Vol.2. Rome, Swedish Institute, p.52.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Pre-1942. Room 12, detail from central panel of predella on east wall.

See Warscher, T. 1942. Catalogo illustrato degli affreschi del Museo Nazionale di Napoli. Sala LXXX. Vol.2. Rome, Swedish Institute, p.52.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south-east corner and south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south-east corner, and south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  South wall.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, south wall of dining room.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  South wall.  Scene from the myth of Artemis or Diana.  
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).
Helbig identifies this as Artemis previously thought to be Aphrodite and Adonis.  
See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (254, p.72).
Artemis and Callisto – See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City.  London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, south wall of dining room with scene from the myth of Artemis or Diana.

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p.315).

Helbig identifies this as Artemis previously thought to be Aphrodite and Adonis.

See Helbig, W., 1868. Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschütteten Städte Campaniens. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. (254, p.72).

Artemis and Callisto – See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the lost City. London: Weidenfield and Nicolson. (p.145).

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Pre-1942. Room 12, detail from zoccolo and predella under central panel on south wall. 
See Warscher, T. 1942. Catalogo illustrato degli affreschi del Museo Nazionale di Napoli. Sala LXXX. Vol.2. Rome, Swedish Institute, p52.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Pre-1942. Room 12, detail from zoccolo and predella under central panel on south wall.

See Warscher, T. 1942. Catalogo illustrato degli affreschi del Museo Nazionale di Napoli. Sala LXXX. Vol.2. Rome, Swedish Institute, p52.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. Pre-1942. Room 12, detail from central panel of predella on south wall.
See Warscher, T. 1942. Catalogo illustrato degli affreschi del Museo Nazionale di Napoli. Sala LXXX. Vol.2. Rome, Swedish Institute, p.52.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. Pre-1942. Room 12, detail from central panel of predella on south wall.

See Warscher, T. 1942. Catalogo illustrato degli affreschi del Museo Nazionale di Napoli. Sala LXXX. Vol.2. Rome, Swedish Institute, p.52.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, south wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from predella below central panel.  See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 1.
Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. 
See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/230748

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. W.104. Room 12, south wall, hunt scene with centaurs and a lion, from red predella below central panel.

See Real Museo Borbonico 3, 1827, Tav LI, 1.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VI.8.3 Pompeii.  March 2009.  Room 12.  Dining room.  South west corner.

VI.8.3/5 Pompeii. March 2009. Room 12, south-west corner of dining room.

 

 

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