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image SM 45/2/24

Reference number

SM 45/2/24

Purpose

Copy of measured drawing by ? Luigi Trezza or another unidentified Veronese source, ? 5-7 May 1780

Aspect

Part-section through the Capella Pellegrini

Scale

bar scale - ? Veronese piedi

Inscribed

as above, 5 w[it]h. Balus[trades], Glass , Cor.[inthian],Comp.[osite] and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and some wash, pencil, some pricking for transfer on laid paper (640 x 471)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

VF with 3 six-pointed stars above and Imperial with 3 crescents below

Notes

Although a measured drawing of a building in Verona designed by Sanmicheli and drawn on the same watermarked paper as most of Soane's copies of Luigi Trezza's drawings, this is, according to du Prey, Soane's own measured drawing of the chapel built next to the presbytery. However, the bar scale is not an English one and, ruled in the same way as the other Trezza copies, may relate to a Veronese scale; the (equivalent) scale of 3/8 of an inch to a foot is confirmed by the inscribed dimensions. The non-English scale suggests that the drawing is a copy as does the pricking for transfer. The sheet is probably related to another one (Verona: Church of Madonna di Campagna) and both may be copies from the same source.

Designed by Sanmicheli on a circular plan, the mortuary chapel was probably begun in 1527 and was under construction in 1529.

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.306-7

Level

Drawing

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