Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: ? Pozzuoli. Sketch of a three-bay curved fountain niche, having three niches between consoles, a balustrade above and a rectangular relief panel.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 13

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755.

Medium/Support/Size

Pen and grey washes

126 x 120

 

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/13

Notes

The picturesque quality of this fountain is presumably what caught Robert Adam's eye, for it is neither antique nor particularly remarkable; it may have appealed to him in the same way as the house depicted in Adam vol.57/1 had done. The arrangement of drawings in this volume would suggest that this fountain was somewhere in the town of Pozzuoli.

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Date

10 11 2006

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