Plate XXXV - House of the Tragic Poet

This house, which, when first discovered, was one of the most complete at Pompeii, has, like every thing in the city, scarcely a single right angle, or any thing perfectly symmetrical. Instead of an apology for incorrectness, an excuse would be necessary for not having noted the irregularities of the builder with scrupulous accuracy.

The eight fanciful ornaments which form the border of this plate were copied at different times, and from many parts of the excavated ruins.