The Colosseum, RomeArtist(s)Robert EatonArtist NationalityBritish (modern)Object Creation Datecirca 1860Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperDimensions
11 5/8 in x 14 5/8 in (29.53 cm x 37.15 cm);20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm);6 9/16 in x 8 1/4 in (16.67 cm x 20.96 cm);11 9/16 in x 14 9/16 in (29.37 cm x 36.99 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard BondSubject matter
This overarching view of the Colosseum in Rome, the largest amphitheatre ever built, depicts the structure from a distance so that its size and scale within the urban environment are clearly communicated. Eaton chose a viewpoint that allows the partially intact outer wall and mostly intact inner wall of the structure both to be visible, a perspective that likely would have appealed to the tourist buyer for whom the image was made.Physical Description
Elevated view of the Colosseum in Rome, seen from a distance.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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Roman (ancient Italian culture or period)
architecture (object genre)