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160v (SM volume 162)


160v (SM volume 162)


further on / Tuesday May 2d bad road & / Cultivation, marshy Grounds, to Rovigo / a buildg there, Doric Pil.[aster] Arcades rust[icate]d / with Impost Cornice, or rather frieze & / Cornice - with Ionic Pilasters above. (The Palazzo Roncale, by Sanmicheli, before 1555. The 'Impost frieze & Cornice' consisted of guttae beneath a regula instead of the conventional triglyph and metope.) / Monteselice, (modern, Monselice) about 12 miles from / Padua, a pretty little town fine view / from the seven Churches - passed the / Castle of my friend the Marchese d'Obizzi / but he & his Lady were at Venezia / about 1 mile before you come to his house / on the banks of the River a pretty buildg / of I believe Palladio uninhabited<>Literature. P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.299



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