Theoretical reconstructions of the ruins made for publication (3)
Drawings 267 and 269 both show perspectives of the ruins with, above, an elevation of the ruins in a hypothetical reconstructed state - drawing 267 showing the temple front and drawing 269 the triumphal arch. This volume was privately printed and distributed.
Drawing 269 gives an impression of all the interior courtyard facades of the ruins as they might have looked, both in plan and elevation.
Drawings 268 and 269 are notable as the first of these later retrospective views to suggest an alternative design for the reconstructed ruins. Bianca De Divitiis suggests that 'If we assume... that the ruins shown in the first watercolours which Richardson produced between the end of July and the middle of August 1832 are similar to those designed by Soane thirty years earlier, the subsequent drawings are very different'. Specifically, rather than using the Temple of Clitumnus as a source that explains the different door levels of arch and temple, the rationale is now in terms of access to the temple - the staircase concealed within the curved walls.