Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Rome: ? Nova Via. View along a street with a wall and gardens on one side and an irregular house opposite, drawn from beneath an archway with vegetation on top.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 68

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Black chalk on grey washed paper

184 x 132

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (attributed to)

Reference

Adam vol.57/68

Notes

This view attributed to Jean-Baptiste Lallemand is probably along the Nova Via on the northern edge of the Palatine in Rome. The archway is possibly one of the substructures of the Domus Tiberiana. This scene was much altered as a result of the excavations of c.1882 (see E. Nash, Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London, 1968, vol.I, p.334).

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Date

01 12 2006

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