'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.
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'Roma - Flavian Ampitheatre Known as Colosseum', 1910. Artist: Unknown
'Roma - Flavian Ampitheatre Known as Colosseum', 1910. Begun in the year AD70, completed and inaugurated in the year AD80. Total height of the outer walls 152 ft. From Cento Vedute Classiche di Roma. [Enrico Verdesi, Rome, 1910]
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The Geometrical Ascent to the Galleries in the Colosseum, Regent's Park, London, 1823 (1926). Artist: Unknown
The Geometrical Ascent to the Galleries in the Colosseum, Regent's Park, London, 1823 (1926). Regent's Park Colosseum was a vast, circular exhibition hall with a glazed cupola and a massive portico designed by Decimus Burton (at the time it was the largest building of its kind in the country). It was used for exhibitions and super panoramas, but after a time it went out of fashion as a place of recreation and in 1875 the building was pulled down and Cambridge Gate, a terrace of first class houses, replaced it. From Apollo magazine, volume IV, no 22, October 1926.
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