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157v (SM volume 162)


157v (SM volume 162)


Memm have had no Custom house officers / from since I left Florence - they frequently / ask if you have contrabando to get a / few Baiocchi's, (Papal coin worth very little, a halfpenny) but do not attempt to / visit/ Alle due Torri (Two Towers inn) ^8 Lire per giorno à mercantile being a festa all / in Gala, really the women have uncommon / taste in putting on their Cloaths & / setting themselves to advantage, I have / been charm'd with the graces & manners / of many at 50 and rough elevation of bridge At Vicenza not / rusticated, but / the Stones placed / in this direction (splayed) / Rises very much - (Ponte di S. Michele ?)<>Literature. P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.304



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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.

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