All reconstructions are copyright of JAMES STANTON-ABBOTT.



MANN = Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

OLGA ELIA, Le pitture della "Casa der Citarista", Monumenti della pittura antica scoperti in Italia, 3. Pompei 1. (1937)

WILHELMINA JASHEMSKI, in The Gardens of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Villas Destroyed by Vesuvius (1993).

GIOVANNI PUGLIESE CARRATELLI, Pitture e Mosaici, Volumes 1 (1990) and 12 (1995)




NICOLA LA VOLPE (active 1838-1870)

GIUSEPPE ABBATE (active 1835-1866)




The reconstruction was made possible thanks to the exhibition "Götter, Mythen, Menschen" at the Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg (27 September 2014-11 January 2015) and published in the catalogue essay by Bettina Bergmann: "Blick und Betrachter. Das Bildprogramm der Casa del Citarista" in Götter, Mythen, Menschen" (Hirmer 2014) 74-85.

Acknowledgements and thanks to:

BETTINA BERGMANN, Helene Phillips Herzig '49 Professor of Art, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, for the inception, guidance, and expertise in the production of the rendered model.

DR. ANDREAS HOFFMANN, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg.

DR. VALERIA SAMPAOLO, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

LUCIANO PEDICINI, Photographer, Archivo Dell' Arte, Napoli.

VICTORIA I, Artist, Romanist and garden specialist, for her knowledge and guidance in the representation of the peristyle garden.

ROGER ULRICH, Dartmouth College, for his invaluable work on Roman construction techniques published as Roman Woodworking, (2007), by Yale University Press.


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