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image Adam vol.57/63

Reference number

Adam vol.57/63

Purpose

Italy: Rome: ? Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura. View of a church with a shallow octagonal drum and cupola on a rectangular plan, with modillion pediment and apse. It is probably Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura on the Via Nomentana. Adjoining the church is a long, simple, rectangular building in domestic use.

Aspect

PerspectiveVerso, perspective and plan

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 63

Signed and dated

Undated, probably 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, brown, grey and blue washes; pencil framing line164 x 253

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Unfinished pencil sketch of a cottage gable wall in a walled garden, and a plan of a circle within a square.

Notes

The simple pediment and the tiled apse in this view by Robert Adam both suggest that it depicts Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura from the Via Nomentana, Rome although it lacks the campanile. Sant'Agnese was built c.630 AD and was restored and altered in 1855/56. There is another watercolour view from the rear of this church in Adam vol.57/64. The adjoining building with chimney and washing line suggest that it was in monastic use, and is perhaps the Canonica, restored in 1856.

Level

Drawing

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