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Reference number

SM 45/4/4


Copy of measured drawing


Plan, not finished


to a scale

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (545 x 400)




fleur-de-lis within oval frame with CB above (Heawood 1598 Rome 1762)


Only the essentials of the longitudinal plan are given and there are no inscriptions, scale bar or dimensions given. The Italian-made paper with its distinctive watermark was also used, for example, for six sheets of measured drawings of trusses copied by Soane (see Italy: Trusses for roofs, February 1780)
Soane visited Venice on or around 19 September 1779 (P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, p.364, fn 21) though the drawing could have been copied at another time and place.
The Church of the Redentore dedicated to Christ the Redeemer was designed by Andrea Palladio (1508-80) and built 1577 to 1592.



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