Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Tivoli: the Acqua Claudia and Ponte degli Arci. View of the ruins of the  Acqua Claudia and the Ponte degli Arci on the way from Tivoli to Subiaco. They are depicted in a landscape setting, with a small river in the foreground.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil on the album leaf in the hand of Thomas Ashby (1874-1931) Acqueducto et Ponte degli Arci Tivoli; in ink 22

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, grey, blue and brown washes

202 x 311

Watermark

Pro patria

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/22

Notes

This drawing has probably been erroneously numbered as part of this set of Neapolitan views, and should possibly belong with the Roman views in this volume.  There is no drawing on the verso that might explain its re-use, which was the case with Adam vol.57/19. There are numerous sketches made by Robert Adam, Charles-Louis Clérisseau and others in the vicinity of Tivoli in 1755 (see for example Adam vol.57/85 and 57/91). The aqueduct at Pozzuoli is shown in Paoli, Avanzi Delle Antichita Esistenti a Pozzuoli Cuma e Baja, Naples, 1768, pls.XVII-XVIII.

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Date

11 11 2006

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