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Antiquaries 2 – the final cut

by on April 17, 2009

Plate 67 from Centuria II, of Itinerarium curiosum (Bodleian Library D 3.9 Art.)

Plate 67 from Centuria II, of Itinerarium curiosum (Bodleian Library D 3.9 Art.)


William Stukeley, an 18th-century antiquarian, documented Roman remains for his publication ‘Itinerarium curiosum; or, An account of the antiquitys and remarkable curiositys in nature or art, observ’d in travels thro’ Great Brittan’ (1724). But when he thought of having this drawing engraved for publication in a later edition of this work, he made a note to the engraver to “leave out the woman”, whom he had depicted sitting in an alcove near to the Roman figure (see post “Antiquaries 1”). And so the lady vanishes ….

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