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SM 45/6/4 recto


1 Bologna: theatre: ? Teatro Nuovo Pubblico: copy of measured drawing


Half cross section of roof truss and coved ceiling


to a scale


Teatre de Bologne

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, hatching, some pricking for transfer, traces of red sealing wax at corners on laid paper (398 x 545)




There is no bar scale and no dimensions are given. A drawing made 1795 or 1796 by C.D.Tatham corresponds structurally with Soane's section (RIBA Drawings Collection SC110/11(2)). Probably the Nuovo Teatro Pubblico (Teatro Comunale) built 1756-63 by Antonio Galli da Bibiena (1700-74).



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