Richard Phene Spiers (with the Erectheum in the left hand panel)

Richard Phene Spiers (with the Erectheum in the left hand panel) (1905)” by Edouard Lanteri. Two bronze plaques, with rounded corners, inset into the original frame, each panel 10 x 8 inches, frame 14 x 20 inches. Signed on the portrait panel: ED. LANTERI SC. Private collection. According to the Victoria & Albert Museum site, the panel on the left, “is the reverse of the plaquette of R. Phene Spiers (Mus. No. 1021-1905), by the medallist Edouard Lanteri, dated 1905. It depicts a copy of one of the capitals of the Erechtheion, to the left of which are a laurel shrub and a pair of dividers: on the right is a pile of books with parchment and inkpot. In the background is a view of the Acropolis.”

The site also provides the following information about Spiers whom it describes as “an English architect and author (b. 1838, d. 1916). He first studied at King's College London and later at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and occupied a long mastership at the Royal Academy. He travelled widely (France, Spain, Egypt, Syria and the East), where he recorded architectural data and made many water-colour sketches.”

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Richard Phene Spiers.” Victoria & Albert Museum. Web. 24 April 2011.

Last modified 24 April 2011