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Reference number

SM 45/2/6, 45/2/7, 45/2/8

Purpose

Copies of measured drawings, ? 5-7 May 1780 (3)Nos 1-2 after Luigi Trezza, No.3 after or by an unidentified draughtsman

Aspect

1 Half-plan & half-elevation
2 (recto) Half-elevation; (verso) Preliminary design for a casino with a bowed elevation (see - Soane's architectural education...): Alternative designs for a (hunting) casino, c. 1780, drawing 1)
3 Two elevations

Scale

(1-3) bar scales of Veronese feet

Inscribed

1 Prospetto riguardante la Città, della Porta / di San Zeno, riputata Architectura d' / Sanmicheli, labelled Reddish brick, this wall solid on the / opposite side
2 Porta di San Zeno, faceiata (sic) riguardante la Campagna, labelled Red: brick 3 (pencil, George Bailey, Soane Museum curator, 1837-60) next the Country / Gate at Verona next the City

Medium and dimensions

(1-2) Pen and wash, pencil on laid paper; (3) pen, sepia and light burnt umber washes, pencil, shaded, within a ruled border on laid paper (383 x 510; 519 x 375; 690 x 474)

Hand

(1-2) Soane, (3) unidentified draughtsman

Verso

Preliminary design for a casina (q.v.)

Watermark

(1-2) VF with 3 six-pointed stars above; 3 fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche above J Kool (? Dutch, not in Heawood I)

Notes

The elevations each have a tall semicircular arched entrance flanked by smaller, square-headed doorways; these openings and quoins are rusticated. Drawing 3 is on a support and with a medium and scale that differs from those of other copies by Soane from Trezza. It seems that drawing 3 was not copied by Soane but by an unidentified draughtsman; Professor du Prey (January/February 2009) suggests that it may have been made after Soane's return from Italy and by an office assistant. The Porta San Zeno has been attributed to Sanmicheli.

See general note regarding Sanmicheli and Luigi Trezza under Italy: Verona: Gran Guardia Vecchia

Literature

P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.310

Level

Drawing

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