Revett, Nicholas
(825 words)

British amateur archaeologist, painter and architect. Born 1720 in Brandeston Hall near Framlingham, Suffolk; died there 3. 6. 1804.

Work and influence

On his Grand Tour, the gentleman R. reached Rome in 1742, and took up the study of painting. He met the Scottish architect James Stuart here, as well as the painter Gavin Hamilton and the dandy Matthew Brettingham Jr. Visiting Naples together in 1748, the three hit upon the idea of an expedition to Greece to make a det…

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Höcker, Christoph, “Revett, Nicholas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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