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Scraps from an artist's sketchbook - Page 43. 1877. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 14, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2135/show/2053.

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(1877). Scraps from an artist's sketchbook - Page 43. Exotic Impressions, Views of Foreign Lands. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/2135/show/2053

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Title Scraps from an artist's sketchbook
Alternative Title Scraps from an artist's sketch book, with illustrations from the author's original sketches in Rome, Florence, and Venice , photographed by J. Greer, Pendleton
Creator (Local)
  • Rothwell, Selim
Contributor (Local)
  • Pendleton, J. Greer
Publisher Daily Chronicle
Date 1877
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Artists
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Rome, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
  • Venice, Italy
Genre (AAT)
  • books
  • plates (illustrations)
  • illustrations (layout features)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 118 pages; 12 leaves; 19 cm
Original Item Location DG427 .R68 1877
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b2395052~S11
Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
Identifier exotic_201304_003
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Title Page 43
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Transcript ROME. 43 seen a long perspective of poles gaily twined with garlands of wreathed flowers, and to each pole is secured a Christian martyr, enveloped from the lower limbs to the waist in a covering of pitch and network. The executioners have commenced their work, and with torches are lighting up these flambeaux of Nero's fiendish cruelty. One poor old man, his grey beard moved by the wind, looks with supplicating expression, as though pleading more for the young and lovely girl who is next him than for himself; but there is no look of pity returned to the appeal of the old Christian. The imagination is left to fill up the scene, when all is ablaze, and the night closes in a revel, which drowns the cries of those early martyrs. We can only give a faint idea of the power shown throughout this wonderful conception—the splendid drawing—the fine colour—the research and knowledge displayed in all the accessories of costume and decoration. One figure alone shows a sign of pity in all this varied throng, and this is the noble form of a gladiator, who looks with sad eyes on the hellish scene. We can only hope that