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The Coliseum and Other Ruins

18th century
270 x 190 mm (10.6 x 7.5 in.)

Richard Earlom, British (English), (1743–1822)
After Claude Lorrain, aka Claude of Lorrain or Gellée, French, (1604–1682)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: from Liber Veritatis
Edition: Inscription in pencil, verso, states that the print is the "first proof of state"; published September 1, 1774 by John Boydell, Cheapside; Claude's "Liber Veritatis," including 200 plates, was published in 2 volumes in 1779.
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “R. Earlom Fecit” with all inscriptions
Bibliography: Not in Smith.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1988.10.1

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Classical
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)
  • ruins - Use generally for remains of buildings or groups of buildings that have been destroyed or are in a state of great disrepair or decay.

  • plate Dimensions: 270 x 190 mm (10.6 x 7.5 in.)

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