Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:

Italy; Naples. Detail of a baluster fountain with an oval or circular ribbed bowl within a square, with a single central jet.

Aspect

Details

Inscribed

Inscribed in pencil in a contemporary hand Naples; in ink 39

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755.

Medium/Support/Size

Pen and  grey wash

169 x 180

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/39

Notes

This is one of two drawings annotated 'Naples', the other being Adam vol.57/12 (by Charles-Louis Clérisseau). The fountain depicted was probably a reconstruction of antique fragments and as such would have attracted Robert Adam's eye for the picturesque.

Verso

Pen drawing showing detail of a horn or vase.

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Date

24 11 2006

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