NOTES: The Lysicrates Monument is the best preserved example of a Choregic monument and is one of the earliest examples of a Greek monument built according to the Corinthian order. In 1658 a French Capuchin monastery was founded around the monument itself (which was known as the 'Lantern of Diogenes'). The monastery was demolished during the Greek war of Independence in 1821 and the monument was subsequently restored by French architects Fran+â-ºois Boulanger and E. Loviot. It is likely this drawing dates from between 1751 and 1754, during Stuart's extensive travels in Greece.This image also appeared as an engraving in Stuart & Revett's 'The Antiquities of Athens' (London, 1762), vol. I, ch. iv, pl. I.
NOTES: The Certosa (Charterhouse) di Pavia is a Carthusian monastery built between 1396 and 1452. The church proper, built on a Latin cross plan, was completed in 1472, while the facade was begun in 1491 by a group of architects and sculptors under the leadership of Giovanni Antonio Amadeo and completed in the sixteenth century.
NOTES: The Papal basilica of St Paul outside the Walls, is one of four churches considered to be the great ancient basilicas of Rome. The cloister of the monastery was built between 1208 and 1241 by Pietro Vassalletto and was decorated by Giovanni Cosmati, the youngest of the Cosmati.