Roman Bridge at Ronda, Spain by Tavik Frantisek Simon

Roman Bridge at Ronda, Spain by Tavik Frantisek Simon

Roman Bridge at Ronda, Spain

Tavik Frantisek Simon

Title

Roman Bridge at Ronda, Spain

 
Artist
Year
1913  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
13 5/16 x 9 7/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; initialled within plate, center left; red initial seal, lower left. 
Edition Size
49 from an edition of 150 
Annotations
pencil editioned; titled and dated "Ronda 1913" in plate, left center 
Reference
Novak 206 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18906 
Price
$400.00 
Description
Ronda is located in a mountainous Andelusian area of Spain in the Province of Malaga. The Guadalevin River runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep, 100 meter deep El Tajo Canyon upon which the city perches. Ronda was founded by the Celts in the 6th century BC. and later used as a fortified fortress by the Romans during the reign of Julius Caesar. The city was part of the Visigoth reign until 713, when it fell to the Arabs, who named it Izn-Rand Onda (city of the castle) and made it the capital of the Takurunna province. In the 15th century Ronda fell to Spain. The Punta Romano (also known as the Puente San Miguel) is the oldest of three bridges that span the canyon.