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The Colosseum, Rome

Accession Number
1988/1.104

Title
The Colosseum, Rome

Artist(s)
Robert Eaton

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
circa 1860

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
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 Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond

Subject 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 Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Cityscapes
Colosseum
Roman (ancient Italian culture or period)
Rome
Ruins
architecture (object genre)
arena theaters
open-air theaters
ruins
tourism
travel photography

3 Related Resources

British Empire
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Italy in 19th-Century Photography
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Ruins
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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