Ruggero Giovannini (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
19" x 11" (470mm x 280mm)Date:
1970This is the original Watercolour painting by Ruggero Giovannini.
The Grandeur of Persepolis. Persepolis was one of the great cities of Persia where the kings of Persia lives from the time of Darius the Great. Among the most striking of the old palaces and halls was the "hall of a hundred columns". This was on a terrace cut in the rocks and floored with blocks of stone joined together by clams of iron.
Numerous columns supported the ceiling and the total area was, reputedly, 2.5 acres (1 hectare). The picture shows Kings Darius receiving gifts in his one of his sumptuous palaces.
Original artwork for illustration on pp14-15 of Look and Learn issue no 426 (14 March 1970).