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Title:: Building the Victor Emanuel Monument, Rome Year:: 1911
Artist: Pennell, Joseph After:  
Medium: etching Provenance:
Period: American 20th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: Wuerth 623 only state;
Price: $450.00
Description: Fine impression in black, printed with light plate tone and strong retroussage, on old laid paper with full, large margins, signed in pencil. The monument was begun in 1885 and was close to completion when Pennell saw it in 1911. It and its accompanying scaffolding dwarf the little three-storey houses at the foot. The bronze equestrian statue is seen on high between the scaffoldings. To contemporary Romans, the monument is known as "the white typewriter."

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