Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Rome: unidentified location. View of a terraced garden and three small towers, one of which is in the distance, and with small irregular and tiled buildings in a garden in the foreground.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 84

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen; grey and brown washes

111 x 154

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/84

Notes

The various towers in this drawing suggest that this scene is part of medieval Rome, of which there is a good visual account in R. Krautheimer, Rome, Profile of a City, 312-1308, Princeton, 1980, pp.289-310. 

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Date

15 12 2006

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