Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Rome: Unidentified location. View of a three-storied tower of three bays with pilastered loggia on top, surrounded by irregular buildings with tiled roofs. It is approached by ramped and balustraded terraces, with a grotto on the right.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 104

Dated/date range

Undated, but probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen, grey, blue and brown washes

127 x 187

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/104

Notes

The detailing of the tower, especially its segmental pedimented windows, suggests a sixteenth-century construction, as does the grotto and balustrading. This sketch, especially in the three-bay loggia, can be compared with a similar building in Adam vol.57/86, which may be the Casino Farnese in Rome or some form of monastic structure outside Rome.

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Date

15 12 2006

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