Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Italy: Rome: Baths of Caracalla. View of two sets of ruined vaults from the Baths of Caracalla, one with the remains of coffering, showing the impost of the arches; in the distance is a building with a tower.
Error: native function error - in rm_get_field: Index+ error: request for invalid sub-field (2320) mus_obj_images_field_id.1.iptc_ext_artwork_or_object_in_the_image_title *** in native function "rm_get_field" *** call: rm_get_field ([ix_recmon_record], "mus_obj_images_field_id.1.iptc_ext_artwork_or_object_in_the...") *** call: PROJ_get_secondary_data ([ix_recmon_record])

Reference number

Adam vol.57/95

Purpose

Italy: Rome: Baths of Caracalla. View of two sets of ruined vaults from the Baths of Caracalla, one with the remains of coffering, showing the impost of the arches; in the distance is a building with a tower.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 95

Signed and dated

  • Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, brown and grey washes127 x 185

Hand

Charles-Louis Clérisseau (attributed to)

Notes

The view of the ruined vaulting is similar to that shown in Piranesi's print of the interior of the central hall of the Baths of Caracalla of c.1765 in the Vedute di Roma. There are other related views in Adam vol.57/81-83 and 57/126; they may all be from the same set, and have rounded corners. There is a similar wide view in the Clerk Collection, Scotland (Clerk 44), which may be by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand that is also identified as the Baths of Caracalla.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).