Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: ? The Villa Medici. View over a wall showing a square two-storied belvedere with pitched roof, sculpture on the balcony, and surrounded by conifer and deciduous trees in a landscape setting, presumably near Rome. A tower is shown in the distance.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 124

Dated/date range

Undated.

Medium/Support/Size

Black chalk, pencil

146 x 211

Hand

Unidentified eighteenth-century artist

Reference

Adam vol.57/124

Notes

This unidentified drawing is presumably of a small building near Rome, such as the one shown on the extreme edge of Adam vol.57/79. It is possible that the belvedere and the other one shown faintly behind are those of the Villa dei Medici, Rome, of which there are additional views in Adam vol.57/90 and 57/110.

The hand is the same as that at Adam vol.57/132.

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Date

29 12 2006

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