Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.
1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)
98. 180 x 253 mm. Drypoint with etching & aquatint,
Signed in pencil. UK edition of 300 + 100 for
the US. A fine impression printed with platetone
1919 watermarked wove paper.
Information about the Print
in the Fine Art Society Summer 1922 and November
1923 mixed shows. Also included in the Fine Art
Society mixed Etching show, 1927.
Included in the 1926 mixed show of etchings at the Beaux Arts Gallery.
Illustrated in the Studio ‘Masters of Etching: William Walcot’ book,
1927, where the historical subject is described by Salaman.
massive ruins of the Villa Quintilii are on the
Via Appia about 15 miles out of Rome. The home
of two Quintilian brothers, of whom Gibbon commented “Their
fraternal love has saved their names from oblivion
and endeared their memory to posterity.” They
were confidants of Marcus Aurelius. However his
son Commodus when he succeeded as Emperor was jealous
of their popularity and coveted their estate, which
he confiscated, and had the brothers despatched.