Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: ? Ostia, Temple of Rotondo or Augusto. View of a ruined circular bulding (a mausoleum or temple) with an arcaded ground floor, with the remains of a dome with large octagonal coffering between pilasters within, and a stepped exterior.  In the distance are ruined towers.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 122

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pen, brown and grey washes

237 x 253

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/122

Notes

This may be a view of the circular Temple of Rotondo or Augusto near the antique basilica at Ostia; this identification is suggested by the distinctive large octagonal coffers.

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Date

29 12 2006

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