From Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome
Cast of section of archivolt of central passageway
Photo: R.A./Francis Ware
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Cast of section of archivolt of central passageway
64 X 36.5 cm
Purchased from Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A., 1830
12/1766
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The cast reproduces a small section of the archivolt of the central passageway of the Arch of Septimius Severus (AD 203). The Arch has always been a highly-visible element of the Forum and a source of inspiration for artists.

This cast was acquired by the Royal Academy from Thomas Lawrence whose collection was sold on 10 May 1830.