Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721 – 1820) was a French architect, draughtsman, antiquary and artist who became a leading authority on ancient Roman architecture and Roman ruins in Italy and France. He was consulted on the classical style by people like Catherine the Great and Thomas Jefferson. These paintings were mostly done in the 1760s and 1770s. Above, Temple of the Sybil in Tivoli.
Interior of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split
Temple of Bacchus at Split
Arch of the Money Changers, Rome
Inhabited Ruins by Charles-Louis Clérisseau
Interior of St Stefano Rotondo Church in Rome
Grotto of the Nymph Egeria
Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli
Having painted just about all the actual ruins he could find, Clérisseau branched out and began creating imaginary ruins like the ones above and below.