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image SM 45/2/28

Reference number

SM 45/2/28

Purpose

1 Copy of measured drawing with view of an unidentified building

Aspect

Inset view of ruin with with the remains of a tall semicircular-headed arch, and two plans and a section

Scale

bar scale of 2/9 in to 1 ft

Inscribed

(lower plan with section) A, B, C, CC, and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil within triple ruled border on laid paper (537 x 371)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

J Honig & Zoonen

Notes

Listed in the Concise Catalogue (q.v.) under Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa, this identification has not been confirmed. However the free-hand view is similar in character to those made by Soane after Thomas Hardwick though without the sepia wash and on differently watermarked paper (cf. Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa, drawing 1). It shares the same unusual scale of 2/9 inches to 1 foot as another drawing associated with Hardwick (Pompeii: Temple of Isis, drawing 1).

Level

Drawing

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