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Reference number

SM 45/2/28


Measured drawing with view


Inset view of ruin with the remains of a tall semicircular-headed arch, and two plans and a section


bar scale of 2/9 in to 1 ft


(lower plan with section) A B C CC and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil within triple ruled border on laid paper (537 x 371)


J Honig & Zoonen


Identified by Professor du Prey (January 2009) who notes that Piranesi's Le Rovine del Castello dell' Acqua Giulia (Rome 1761) plate 2 shows something similar.



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