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  • image SM volume 26, p. 11

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SM volume 26, p. 11


Reconstruction of the Pantheon in Rome in Republican times, before the addition of the portico.


3 Long section


Same as for 1


By Gibbs in pen and brown ink over pencil, with letters M to Q, and beneath the sheet, on the lower part of page 11: M. Section of the antient Temple. / N. Steps in profile going up to the Temple. / O. The Entry to the Temple in Profile / P. Five of the eight arches in which wer many niches for their deitys / Q The Entablature over ye grand arches from which springs the shell of ye Cupolo, divided in many sqr pannells sunk in ye brick work, in which wer brass ornaments.

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  • 1740s

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink with grey wash over pencil under drawing, with ruled pencil visible at edges, (guides for trimming); on laid paper; 135 x 164


James Gibbs


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Gibbs revises Fontana's section on p. 467, lower, of Il Tempio Vaticano, by omitting the internal circuit of steps and by making all the upper niches within the arched recesses round-headed, rather than square headed at the sides of each recess and round-headed in the middle. As in the elevation (2) he enlarges the top step around the exterior of the cupola.



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