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Reference number

P352

Purpose

Drawing made for exhibition at the Royal Academy of Soane's design for a Triumphal Bridge accepted by the Parma Academy in 1780 made by J.M.Gandy, 1799

Aspect

14 Perspective of river front

Inscribed

VIEW OF A DESIGN FOR A TRIVMPHAL BRIDGE MADE FROM / THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS PRESENTED TO LA DVCALE PARMENSE ACCADEMIA DELLE BELLE ARTI MDCCLXXIX and (frame) DESIGN FOR TRIVMPHAL BRIDGE (SIR JOHN SOANE 1779)

Signed and dated

1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber, blue, green and sepia washes, watercolour technique, shaded, framed (632 x 957 approximately)

Hand

J.M.Gandy (1771-1843)

Notes

It is assumed that this framed drawing is the one exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799 as 'Design for a triumphal bridge, for which the diploma of the Academy of Parma was given'. Between 11 February and 5 March 1799, the office Day Book shows that Gandy spent 18 working days on a 'Perspective View [or similar] of a Triumphal Bridge'. It was one of two drawings of a Triumphal Bridge by Gandy exhibited in 1799. See also drawing 15.

See drawing 13, a preparatory drawing for this one.

Level

Drawing

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