Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:View or capriccio of a small ruined tower with niche above a series of ruined vaults on the side of a hill, possibly taken on the Palatine, Rome. In the background is a domed church.

Aspect

Perspective

verso, elevation/detail

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 66

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, grey and brown washes

128 x 148

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (attributed to)

verso, Robert Adam (attributed to)

Reference

Adam vol.57/66

Notes

The smooth and less contrived style of drawing here would suggest this is by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand rather than Robert Adam or Charles-Louis Clérisseau, although the capitals on the verso are likely to be by Adam. The view possibly depicts the arcaded substructures in the Palace of Septimus Severus on the south-east side of the Palatine, or the Domus Tiberiana on the bridged Nova Via, although the composition suggests it may be a capriccio (see Adam vol.57/68).

Verso

Study in black chalk showing three composite capitals.

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Date

01 12 2006

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