The Aurelian Wall - Rome

This 1927, original drypoint by Louis Rosenberg measures 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r. Louis C. Rosenberg was a successful artist and architect; he studied at several prestigious Universities- The University of Oregon, Eugene, the American Academy in Rome, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and continued to practice both art and architecture throughout his long career. These walls were built for protection from invaders to the north of Rome by the Emperor Aurelian in 270 AD. Often built in a hurry, they regularly incorporated existing structures like this pyramid built between 18 and 12 BC.