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Reference number

Vol 123

Purpose

Giovanni Battista Montano (1534-1621), Volume of imaginative reconstructions and studies of monuments of Ancient Rome: temples, mausolea, Trajan's column, sarcophagi, funerary urns, stellae and obelisks; a number of drawings reproduced in Scielta di varii tempietti antichi, published by Montano's pupil G. B. Soria, in Rome 1624, later Book II of Giovanni Jacomo de Rossi's publication of Li cinque libri di architettura di Giovanni Battista Montani Milanese, and in Book III (Raccolta de tempii, e sepolcri disegnati dall' antico) of the same (Rome 1684). Insc: (on spine): Tempj/del/Montani. Bound in vellum (425 x 280)

Inscribed

(on spine): Tempj/del/Montani

Medium and dimensions

Bound in vellum (425 x 280)

Hand

Giovanni Battista Montano (1534 - 1621)

Notes

For a full catalogue entry see Lynda Fairbairn, Italian Renaissance Drawings from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum, London 1998, Vol 2 pp 686-733. This volume together with Volumes 124, 125 and the Codex Coner (Vol 115) formed part of Cassiano dal Pozzo's Paper Museum. James Adam negotiated the sale of the Cassiano material from Cardinal Albani's Library on behalf of George III. Most of the collection entered the Royal Library Windsor. Sir John Soane acquired the Montano volumes at the Robert Adam sale in May 1818. The vellum bindings and green pigmentation on the edges of the folios are characteristic of Cassiano dal Pozzo's Museum. Folio 1 bears the wax impression of the seal with the arms of Anna Theresa Benzoni, the wife of Gabriele dal Pozzo, Cassiano's nephew.

Level

Drawing

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