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

Piazza di Pietra, Rome

Piazza di Pietra | William Walcot | Etching | Elizabeth harvey-Lee | E H-L 3

Piazza di Pietra, Rome
EH-L 3. 498 x 446 mm. Etching, drypoint and open-bite aquatint, c.1908-10.
Signed in pencil. A rich, tonal impression of this extremely rare impressive early large plate. (I have found no other record of it.) Laid down on card, various unobtrusive small defects.


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The marble columns of the ancient Hadrianeum formerly on the site, not far from the Pantheon, give the piazza its name. The Roman temple, consecrated in AD 145, was erected in honour of the deified Hadrian by his adopted son Antoninus Pius.

In 1695 Pope Innocent XII had the temple ruins incorporated into a new Customs House, where every visitor to Rome in the 18th century was obliged to present himself. Since 1873 taken over by the Chamber of Commerce, the present day Palazzo della Camera di Commercio houses the Rome Stock Exchange.