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Choose from 91 pictures in our Amphitheatre collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Featured Print

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy, 1951. The ancient roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy, constructed AD 70-82, is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.

© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images

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'The Colosseum, Rome - AD 70-82', (1951). Creator: Shirley Markham

'The Colosseum, Rome - AD 70-82', (1951). 'Upper storey added AD 222-224'. The ancient roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy, is the largest amphitheatre ever built. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.

© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images

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'Roma - Flavien Ampitheatre', 1910. Artist: Unknown

'Roma - Flavien Ampitheatre', 1910. Interior showing remains of the four tiers of seats and arena 302 feet long and 194 ft broad'. From Cento Vedute Classiche di Roma. [Enrico Verdesi, Rome, 1910]

© The Print Collector

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