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The 'pasticcio', a column of fragments including marble, stone and cast iron elements, erected by Soane at the heart of his Museum in the Monument Court.

Museum number: MC26

Curatorial note

John Soane described the pieces making up this monument to architecture in the 1830, 1832 and 1835 editions of his Description as follows: ...in the centre of this court is an architectural Pasticcio of about thirty feet high. This Pasticcio is composed of the pedestal upon which the Cast of the Belvidere [sic] Apollo, now in theMuseum, was charged; a marble Capital of Hindu architecture; a Capital in stone, like those of the Temple at Tivoli, and of the same dimensions; and another Capital of Gothic invension. These are surmounted by architectural Groups of varied forms, composed of fragments from different works, chiefly in cast iron, placed one upon the other; the whole terminated with a Pine Apple.


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