Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.
1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)
H-L 87. 151 x 202 mm. Drypoint with etching & aquatint,
Signed in pencil. Published by H C Dickins. UK edition 250 + 50 for the US. Printed
with platetone on cream wove Whatman watermarked
Information about the Print
in the Fine Art Society Summer mixed show of
etchings 1922. Also included in the FAS one-man
Walcot show in 1924.
Illustrated in the Studio ‘Masters of Etching’ series, the 1927 volume
on Walcot, written by Malcolm Salaman.
Only a few ruins, from which Walcot has dreamed
this image, remain of the once magnificent and
luxurious villa and gardens which the Roman historian
Sallust built on the Quirinal and which became
the imperial residence of Nerva, Vespasion and
Aurelian. After an infamous political career Sallust
retired to his villa and wrote his famous histories.