Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.
1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)
in the Forum
Romans in the Forum
EH-L 56. 126
x 150 mm.
Original etching, 1917.
Signed in pencil. Edition of 45. On Hand Made cream laid
paper. Time-stained in the margins.
Information about the Print
has not thought to reverse the SPQR and ROMA lettering on the plate, so it prints backwards
in the print. The only other impression of this
plate I have seen also had the tablet at the foot
illustration in the Dickins’ book
(entitled Romans in the Forum, though
in the Chronological List of Etchings in the same
book it is given as Patricians in the Forum, Rome)
shows only the vignette scene of the Forum, though
the measurements given for the plate are those
which include the blank tablet and symbols of Rome
at the foot, so it is possible that after publication
in 1917 the plate may have been cut down.