Albert Decaris (We have more works on this website by Albert Decaris)
'The Theatre of Delphi'
Chisel engraving on paper
Signed in pencil, bottom right margin and numbered 115 of an edition 150. Titled in pencil, bottom left margin.
Plate size: 41cm x 53.5cm. Sheet size: 50cm X 66cm.
Very good condition.
The Theatre at Delphi in Greece was built in the 4th Century B.C. I t gives spectacular views of the valley and mountains beyond, and this element is captured by Decaris in his engraving as he also gives a detailed account of the Theatre ruins. The Theatre was built of local Parnassus limestone. The scene lends itself most suitably to the artist's style and method of engraving.
The Theatre was a venue for the festivals that took place in Delphi and there would be performances of plays, poetry and music. There were 35 rows which allowed for five thousand spectators.