This is an interesting large scale print by the Scottish artist, William Walcot (1874 - 1943)
The print was published in 1916 and is titled "The Colosseum, Rome".
This is one of Walcot's rare large-format etchings that feature subjects relating to antiquity. This one shows an exterior view of the Colosseum with a crown of people milling about in the foreground.
Walcot made a series of "Roman Compositions" where he imaged at celebrated architectural ruins were now occupied as functioning buildings in their original imperial splendour. His imagination was captured by Rome and he read many of the important literary tomes: Gibbon's Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, the Letters of Pliney, etc. Walcot even believed himself reincarnated from classical times and dressed in a toga and sandals at home whilst eating reclining on a couch in the Roman manner. He had a studio in the British School at Rome and took great interest in all the archaeological discoveries of the day. Walcot's views of Rome which he made at the beginning of the 20th Century are quite unique in relation to both theme and massive scale.
It is made using etching and drypoint - with touches of aquatint and is printed on a good quality heavy wove Whatman paper.
The image measures 44.5 x 39.4 cm.
It comes in a new museum-quality mount and a good quality frame - this measures 77 x 63.5 cm.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
It was published by H.C Dickins, in an edition of 50.
Impressions of this magnificent Walcot etching are hard to source - and this is reflected in my asking price.
It could be sold outside of the UK - only if sold out of the frame.