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Hedley Fitton

1857 - 1929

The Theatre of Marcellus, Rome by Hedley Fitton

The Theatre of Marcellus, Rome   1911/1916

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Fuller pp.60-61
S 509 x 391 mm; P & I 392 x 285 mm
Original Hedley Fitton etching.

Outstanding, rich impression with plate tone. A very beautiful signed proof from the only edition.

Rome, rich with fabulous architecture from many different periods, was to inspire some of Hedley Fitton's finest etchings. The Theatre of Marcellus is an outstanding example of these superb architectural works.

Built for the nephew of Emperor Augustus, Marcus Marcellus, the impressive Theatre of Marcellus was over 100 metres in diameter and was designed to hold over 14,000 spectators. Sadly, Marcus did not live to see his theatre in use; its construction only being completed five years after his death.

Although known to have been etched between 1911 and 1916, the exact date of this etching has not yet been determined.

On soft cream laid paper with full margins. Generally very good original condition.