Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:

Italy: environs of Rome: unidentified location. View of an antique mausoleum with machicolations, adjoining a church with campanile, and other domestic buildings beside a tree; the viewpoint is from a stream crossed by a single-bay bridge.

 

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 92

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

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

142 x 209

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/92

Notes

The circular mausoleum shown is of the same type as the Plautii and Caecilia Metella mausolea, both of which Robert Adam drew. The longitudinal church and smaller buildings suggest some sort of convent, in the country around Rome, rather than in the Roman suburbs. The view may be another version or variation of the building in Adam vol.57/93.

Verso

Abstract diagram in pencil.

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Date

15 12 2006

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