Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: unidentified location near Lago Fucino.  View of a subterranean vaulted tunnel with another arched tunnel above it, within a ruined and overgrown setting.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil in a contemporary hand Lago; in ink 9

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen, grey and brown washes

230 x 268

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/9

Notes

The structurally-complicated double tunnel shown in this drawing may be part of the brick Arco Felice complex, which included the remains of an aqueduct that ran to the Lago d'Averno. It is equally possible that this drawing depicts part of the passageway system of the underground tunnel at the Lago Fucino, see Adam vol.57/8.

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Date

07 11 2006

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