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SM 45/6/5 verso


3 Rome: Church of Sant' Andrea della Valle: copy of measured drawing


Cross sections of 3 trusses


to a scale

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, some pricking for transfer, traces of red sealing wax at corner on laid paper (399 x 549)




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


Comparison with C.H.Tatham's measured drawings made in 1796 and labelled 'S Andrea della Vale' (RIBA Drawings Collection SC110/11(2) and (6)) show that Soane's unlabelled drawings are for the same building.

Sant' Andrea della Valle, sited in the Piazza Vidoni, was built 1591 to 1663. It has a Latin-cross plan, four side chapels, half-domed sanctuary and domed crossing. See the following catalogue entry for further roof trusses for the same church.



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