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image SM volume 26, p. 17

Reference number

SM volume 26, p. 17

Purpose

Reconstruction of the Pantheon as completed by Agrippa, Marcus Aurelius and other emperors

Aspect

Long section

Scale

Same as for 4

Inscribed

By Gibbs in pen and brown ink over pencil, F to I (with repeats), and beneath sheet at foot of long side of page, F. Section of the Temple with its new Imbellishments. / G. The fine Columns of Gallo Antico, and the small altars or Tabernacles, having their Columns of porphyry / H. The small pilasters over ye great Columnes, neither answering to ye Ribs betwixt ye pannels in the shell of ye Cupolo above them, nor the naked of the Columns below them. / I. The Attick keept plain, Much better than with ye small pilasters, having no proportion to ye great Columns.

Signed and dated

1740s

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink with grey wash over pencil under drawing; on laid paper; 132 x 200.

Hand

James Gibbs

Watermark

none visible

Notes

The source is Fontana's section on p. 467, top, of Il Tempio Vaticano. Gibbs has altered and greatly simplified the internal treatment, omitting the inner circuit of steps and removing all statuary. His greatest change is to the attic beneath the dome, which he shows on the left without any statuary or pilasters, and with no projecting panels at dado level (see his note I). He also simplifies the internal structure of the roof, by changing the double tiers of brick arches to single tiers.

Level

Drawing

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