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Reference number

SM 45/2/3


Copy of Luigi Trezza's measured drawing, ? 5-7 May 1780




bar scale, probably Veronese


Palazzo Colloredo in Mantua / di Jiulio (sic) Romano

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on laid paper (469 x 639)




VF with 3 six-pointed stars above and Imperial with 3 crescents below


Unfinished part-elevation of a 13-bay front of which one bay is almost fully drawn-out with rustication, window architraves and an Atlas shown. Soane's 'Italy & Italian language &c' notebook (volume 162, f.156v) has an entry for Mantua which he reached on 8 May 1780: The Palace of - Colleredo by / Giulio Romano - most wretch'd / & unfinish'd - and in fact, by Antonio Maria Viani, and completed in 1604.See general note regarding Sanmicheli and Luigi Trezza under Italy: Verona: Gran Guardia Vecchia


P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.311-12



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