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Perspective View of the Sea Terrace, Showing the Caryatid Portico and Glazed Semi-circular Side Bay

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Perspective View of the Sea Terrace, Showing the Caryatid Portico and Glazed Semi-circular Side Bay Published 1847

Not on display

This beautifully printed chromolithograph (coloured lithograph) was based on one of Schinkel's elegant presentation watercolours.The view of the sea terrace demonstrates Schinkel's appreciation of classical proportions and elegant detail in relation to the coastal setting. His quest for a modern style combined ideas rooted in antiquity with contemporary materials and technology. The palace commissioned by the Russian Tsarina, Alexandra Fedorovna, proved too costly to build, but prints made from drawings and watercolours were published between 1840 and 1848.

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A general term for the civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome. Also used as a general term to describe something very old.


A general term for art and architecture based on ancient Greek and Roman culture.


A printmaking technique using a stone or zinc plate to which the image is applied with a greasy material. After wetting the plate, greasy ink is applied. The ink sticks only to the drawn image and not the wet surface, thus creating a reproduction when applied to paper.


An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.


A paint with colouring and binding agents diluted with water. It has a transparent quality and is usually applied to paper.

Antiquity, Classicism, Lithograph, Print, Watercolour


  • Acc. No. P 2910.20
  • Medium Colour lithograph on paper
  • Size Platemark: 48.00 x 49.00 cm (100.00 x 85.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with support by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1997