|Artist||en:William Bell Scott|
English: The Romans Cause a Wall to be Built for the Protection of the SouthThe Painting shows a centurion supervising the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The centurion has been given the face of John Clayton, who was responsible for saving parts of the Wall from loss. The painting is in the collection at Wallington Hall, near Morpeth, England.
English: 1857 (completed)
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||Original dimensions: 182 × 182 cm (71.7 × 71.7 in)|
|Current location||Wallington House|
Stretching 73.5 mi (118.3 km), Hadrian’s Wall was an ancient Roman wall built in Britain. Constructed mainly in the 2nd century CE under Emperor Hadrian, it guarded the northwestern frontier of the province from Celtic and other invaders. Fragments of the wall, 6 ft (1.8 m) high and 8 ft (2.4 m) thick, and many of its mile stations are still extant and are some of the largest and most significant remains of the Roman occupation. What other wall was built by the Romans in Britain? More… Discuss
“Quis who magnum murum wall inter Britanniam et Caledoniam aedificavit”