Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: ? Tivoli or ? Rome, Temple of Minerva Medica. View through three brick vaults to an end wall having three niches and two openings above in a domed interior, possibly the Temple of Minerva Medica, or perhaps an interior from the ruins at Tivoli.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed on album leaf in ink by a later hand 94

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Brown and black chalks on prepared paper, oxidised at the edges

207 x 150

Hand

Jean-Baptiste Lallemand (attributed to)

Reference

Adam vol.57/94

Notes

The drawing may be a view of the interior of the circular and domed Temple of Minerva Medica, or perhaps an interior from the ruins at Tivoli. The sheet is similar to Adam vol.57/65, also attributed to Jean-Baptiste Lallemand, both in the oxidisation and in the later hand of the renumbering, the original, perhaps, having become illegible.  There are similar drawings in this condition in the Clerk Collection, Scotland (see especially Clerk 63).

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Date

15 12 2006

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