Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:

Capriccio showing a landscape setting of a ruined circular temple, closely derived from the Temple of Vesta (Sibyl) at Tivoli, with a shallow dome set onto a vaulted under-structure, and with a ruined archway between columns.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 112

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen, grey washes

143 x 230

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/112

Notes

The central subject of this drawing is almost certainly derived from a more distant view of the Temple of Vesta (Sibyl) at Tivoli than that shown in Adam vol.57/91. This view may be compared with the drawings by Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Jean-Baptiste Lallemand in the Clerk Collection, Scotland (Clerk 119, 122 and 192).

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Date

29 12 2006

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