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Reference number

SM 45/2/12, 45/2/13, 45/2/14, 45/2/15

Purpose

Copies of Luigi Trezza's measured drawings, ? 5-7 May 1780 (4)

Aspect

1 Part-plan titled Pianta della Porta del Palio di Palio di Verona
2 Part-elevation titled Porta del' Palio, riguardante la Campagna and 3 details of window including Capitello, Impost and architrave
3 Part-elevation of the Facciata della Porta del Palio, riguardante la Citta and longitudinal section labelled Spaccato per il lungo del Portico with rough detail of cornice
4 Side elevation inscribed Fianco della Porta del Palio and elevation of the Palazzo Guastaversa, situato sopra la piazza Brà, in Verona and details of 2 cornices lettered A to E but without a key

Scale

1-4 bar scales of Veronese feet labelled (3) Piedi Veronesi (4) P.V.

Inscribed

as above, dimensions given and (drawing 1) lettered A, B, C and D with key A. Comincia la scala, e conduce / in B. poi superiormente tornasi / in A, di nuovo ascendari / fuio ni C, ed inoltrandosi / verso D, si trovera la / scala che coredurà nella / parte superiore del / Edificio

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash, pencil on laid paper (516 x 386, 471 x 643, 471 x 644, 647 x 468)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

(1) VF with 3 six-pointed stars above; (2-4) VF with 3 six-pointed stars above and Imperial with 3 crescents below

Notes

The Porta Palio was designed by Sanmicheli and completed in c. 1557. The Palazzo Gustaversa was designed by Sanmicheli for Bonaventura degli Onorii who obtained permission to build in 1555.

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, pp.308-9

Level

Drawing

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