Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Rome: ? Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura. View of a church with a simple pediment and tiled apse, having ancilliary buildings some of which are in domestic use. The church is probably Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura, Rome. The church is seen from the road with a villa in the distance.




Inscribed in ink 64

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1756.


Pencil, brown and blue washes

164 x 255


Robert Adam


Adam vol.57/64


This view by Robert Adam shows the same pediment and apse as that shown in Adam vol.57/63, and presumably is another view of Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura in Rome from the Via Nomentana, with the Villa Nomentana in the distance. Neither drawing shows the church's campanile, but otherwise may be compared with the photograph of Sant'Agnese c.1900 in R. Krautheimer, Rome, Profile of a City, 312-1308, Princeton, 1980, fig.69. It is likely that both drawings were made when Adam was sketching the antique remains around Santa Costanza in 1756 (see Adam vol.57/52).


Pencil sketch of a vault with coffering, with a four-bay two-storied house on one side.

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