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77v (SM volume 40) Gateway, Orto Farnesiani, Rome


77v (SM volume 40) Gateway, Orto Farnesiani, Rome


Part-elevation, and detail of rustication, dimensions given. Designed by Vignola, 'in modern times the gate was moved to its present site on the Via di S. Gregoria ` (du Prey, op. cit. below)
Literature. P. du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.121, 445 fn. 101
For copy of measured drawing, dated 18 November 1779 see (in Drawings catalogue): Soane in Italy: measured drawings: Rome: Palazzo Farnese (3)



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