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Reference number

SM 45/4/5, 45/4/9

Purpose

Copies of variant designs for the completion of the church, made in 1626 by Girolamo Rainaldi (1570-1655) (2)

Aspect

7 Plan, the south transept not drawn-in by Soane 8 Part-plan showing chancel, north transept and crossing, incomplete

Scale

to Italian scales (7 with rough bar scale, 8 to a larger scale than 7)

Inscribed

(7) (pen) Hieronimus Rainaldus Romo Incliti. Pop. Romo Archt fecit 1626
(8) labelled (pencil) Sacristia, Lava mani, Sacristia per li / Sigri Canonici / Sacristia per il / Presbitero, Preparatorio, piers labelled A and B, 3 more each equal to AB

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (548 x 377, 548 x 369)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

J Whatman; fleur-de-lis on crowned cartouche with GR below

Notes

Rainaldi's unexecuted proposals for the church included the addition of transepts, a great dome over the crossing and a deep choir with an apse. He was following the general idea of Arduino Arriguzzi's model for the completion of S. Petronio, 1513-16. This, with Rainaldi's drawings (n. 16a and n. 16b) is in the Museo di S. Petronio.

Literature

P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.262; P.du Prey, John Soane, the making of an architect, 1982, p.165; M. Faietti and M.Medica (eds),'La Basilica incompiuta. Progetti antichi per la facciata di San Petronio a Bologna'. Catalogue of an exhibition, Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna, 2001, pp.133-7

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Drawing

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