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William Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.  
(Odessa 1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)

Villa Quintilii

Villa Quintilii | William Walcot | Drypoint with Etching & Aquating | Elizabeth harvey-Lee | E H-L 98

Villa Quintilii
EH-L 98. 180 x 253 mm. Drypoint with etching & aquatint, 1921.
Signed in pencil. UK edition of 300 + 100 for the US. A fine impression printed with platetone on Whatman 1919 watermarked wove paper.


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Additional Information about the Print

Included 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.

The 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.