Bridge of Varus (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity) by James A. Merigot

Bridge of Varus (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity) by James A. Merigot

Bridge of Varus (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity)

James A. Merigot

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Title

Bridge of Varus (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity)

 
Artist
Year
1793 , published in 1798 
Technique
aquatint with hand coloring 
Image Size
8 1/8 x 10 7/8" platemark; 5-7/8 x 8-7/8" image 
Signature
publication line beneath title 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
Titled beneath image 
Reference
Blake Collection 1211 
Paper
J Whatman Turkey Mill, antique-white wove. 
State
published 
Publisher
J. Merigot and R. Edwards 
Inventory ID
18380 
Price
$200.00 
Description
This is a hand colored aquatint by James A. Merigot and was published by Merigot and Robert Edwards (1768-1827) in London in 1798 as a portfolio titled: "A SELECT COLLECTION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY; EXECUTED FROM DRAWINGS MADE UPON THE SPOT IN THE YEAR 1791" The portfolio consisted of 59 plates, printed on J. Whatman paper. Each image has a typeset title and the publication line, which in this case, reads: "London, Pub’d Feb’y 20th 1793 by J. Merigot No 28 Haymarket, & R. Edwards 142 New Bond Street.” An ancient bridge dedicated to Publilcus Varus, a Roman politician and general under the Emperor Augustus. He lost 3 Roman Legions and his own life to Arminius in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. 
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