Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.
1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)
Remains of the Temple of Minerva, Rome
(also called the Remains of the Forum of Minerva)
The Remains of the Temple
of Minerva, Rome
(also called the Remains of the Forum of
EH-L 5. 248 x 292 mm. Etching, with touches
of aquatint and rockerwork, 1908.
Signed in pencil. Printed with platetone on cream laid
paper, the shirt of the cart driver wiped clean in
contrast to the architecture behind. Two short supported
tears at the lower sheet edge in the margin.
Information about the Print
view of the Colonacce. This giant pair
of Corinthian columns in purple and white marble,
and the associated frieze of Minerva teaching the
arts of sewing and weaving, were part of the colonnade
on the northeast side of the Temple of Minerva
in the Forum of Nerva. They are all that remains
of the ancient Roman temple which was pulled down
in the 17th century by Pope Paul V to provide marble
for the fountain of the Acqua Paola he was erecting
on the Janiculum.
impression (though titled The Temple of Minerva)
was included in a group show of etchings at the
Fine Art Society in 1908.
impression was included (as Remains of the
Forum of Minerva) in Walcot’s first
one-man show of etchings, at the Fine Art Society