Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Rome: Acquaduct of ? Nero or ? Claudia. View of four bays of a ruined aqueduct, with a small tower and trees in the background, and an arch over a street in the foreground.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 89

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen, with  grey, brown and blue washes; pencil framing line

149 x 221

Watermark

letters partially trimmed

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/89

Notes

This drawing by Robert Adam may show part of the Aqueduct of Nero, or Claudia, which led to the Palatine, Rome.

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Date

15 12 2006

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