Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Baia: the Imperial Palace. View of a vaulted arch adjoining a domestic building in a landscape setting, part of the thermal complex at Baia.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil in two contemporary hands on both drawing and album leaf Baia; and in ink 25

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, brown, grey and blue washes; pencil framing line

160 x 292 (trimmed)

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/25

Notes

As the double inscription 'Baia' makes clear, this view by Robert Adam depicts one of the ruined structures of the thermal complex that covered this area. The inscription on the album leaf is in the same hand as the inscription on the album leaf at Adam vol.57/18.

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Date

11 11 2006

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