- Georg von Peschke
- Landscapes and Still Lives
- Original Exhibition Brochures
In 1929 and 1930, Rhys Carpenter supervised an architectural survey of the defenses of Acrocorinth, the ancient through medieval castle above the city of Corinth. Peschke drew many of the architectural drawings for this monograph. In his plan of the castle’s second gate, Peschke uses a red line to indicate subterranean passages, similar to the conventions that German surveyors used in the drawings of the excavations at Olympia in the 1890s. Peschke also pursued his own interests on Acrocorinth, including his passion for designing and flying glider aircraft, which he propelled from its cliffs. His painting of the castle of Penteskouphi viewed from the gates of Acrocorinth, on display in this gallery, shows in the foreground the same area depicted in this architectural drawing.