The Fish Market, Rome

LL 3877


One of seven topographical watercolours of continental views that are particularly small and framed together. 'The Fish Market, Rome' is a copy by an unknown artist of an engraving by W R Smith after Prout's original for Robert Jennings's 1830 'Landscape Annual'. This view is set in the classical ruins of the Forum in Rome. The columns shown here were previously part of the Porticus of Octavia, built by Emperor Augustus (63 BC - 14 AD), which may later have formed part of the Temple of Minerva. The fish market seen here was established under the columns of the porch in the 12th century and continued there until Prout's lifetime.