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image Image 1 for SM volume 42/17, 45/1/3, 45/2/22
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Reference number

SM volume 42/17, 45/1/3, 45/2/22

Purpose

Preliminary measured drawings and measured drawing (3)

Aspect

1 Preliminary half-plan and detail of entablature and (verso) details of 2 entablatures
2 Preliminary half-section, plan of wall and detail of coffering over altar and (verso) slight detail of column and balustrade3 Plan and cross section titled La Pianta, e lo Spaccato della Chiesa di San Andrea , fuori della Porta / del Popolo, fabricata da Vignola

Scale

(3) bar scales of (section) 3/8 in to 1 ft (plan) 3/16in to 1 ft

Inscribed

(1-2) dimensions given (3) as above, little door and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(3) Adi (anno domini) 30 Novre 1779

Medium and dimensions

(1-2) Pencil (drawing 1 with trial dabs of sepia and pink washes) on thin laid paper, (3) pen, sepia and pink washes, pencil within single ruled border on laid paper (275 x 200, 275 x 400, 704 x 493)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

(1-2) dove on monti within a circle and F above (Heawood 166, 168), (3) fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with bell and C & I Honig below

Notes

The church with its graceful oval dome was dedicated to St Andrew and named for its architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-73). It was completed in 1553.

Literature

P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.270

Level

Drawing

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