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image SM 45/6/3 recto

Reference number

SM 45/6/3 recto

Purpose

6 Rome: Church of Santa Maria in Campitelli: copy of measured drawing

Aspect

Details of metal hangers and tie rods

Scale

bar scale labelled Small detail and bar scale labelled large do that is, 1 and 6/10 inches divided into 10 parts and 1 and 3/10 inches divided into 10 parts

Inscribed

as above

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, some pricking for transfer, traces of red sealing wax at corners on laid paper (395 x 550)

Hand

Soane

Verso

(nothing on verso)

Watermark

fleur-de-lis within oval frame with CB above (Heawood 1598 Rome 1762)

Notes

See previous drawing for cross section of roof truss. Sited in the Piazza Campitelli, the Church of Santa Maria was designed by Carlo Rainaldi between 1659 and 1667 and is a centre of devotion for the conversion of England.

Literature

P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.288

Level

Drawing

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