Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Roman Holiday III: Pyramid of Cestius

View from the English Cemetery, where Keats and Shelley are buried. The pyramid, which is a mausoleum for a Roman magistrate, dates from 18BC; the city walls were built around it. It's 37m high (I couldn't fit it all on the paper), and still covered in white marble.

Pyramid of Cestius

Ink and watercolour on paper, approx 28 x 9 cm. Click the picture for a bigger version.