Unknown Artist (Early 19thc.) – Protestant Cemetery near the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome


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Etching with sepia ink wash and gum arabic on wove paper. A little frayed around the edges. Presented in a new mount.

Sheet: 4 13/16 x 7 1/8 in. (12.2 x 18.2 cm.)
Window of mount: 4 6/8 x 7 1/8 in. (11.8 x 18 cm.)
Mount: 11 x 13 3/8 in. (28 x 33.9 cm.)


The Cimitero Acattolico (Non-Catholic Cemetery) of Rome, often referred to as the Cimitero dei protestanti (Protestant Cemetery) or Cimitero degli Inglesi (English Cemetery), is a private cemetery in the rione of Testaccio in Rome. It is near Porta San Paolo and adjacent to the Pyramid of Cestius, a small-scale Egyptian-style pyramid built between 18 and 12 BC as a tomb and later incorporated into the section of the Aurelian Walls that borders the cemetery. It has Mediterranean cypress, pomegranate and other trees, and a grassy meadow. It is the final resting place of non-Catholics including but not exclusive to Protestants or British people. The earliest known burial is that of a Dr Arthur, a Protestant medical doctor hailing from Edinburgh, in 1716. The English poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley, as well as Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci are buried there.


Unidentified / Unknown Artist