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Drawing, "Study after Bolognese Architecture and Monuments, Including Arch of San Domenico; Verso, Geometric Studies", 1811

type: Drawing

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Sketchbook Page. Recto: formerly cut apart, composition is now rejoined. At upper left, Ark in church of San Domenico, inscribed on plinth: S. DOMENICO BOLOGNA; and below drawing: monumento del quattro cento Bologna. Lower left, buildings along river Reno, Bologna, inscribed below: fabriche sul Reno Bologna. In lower corner: 64. At lower center, Loggia della Marcanzia, Bologna, inscribed below: la Mercanzia Gotico belisimo Bologna. At upper right, inscribed below kneeling angel with candelabrum, from Ark: Bologna monumento del quattro cento. In upper right corner "126". At center right, sketch of standing male in Renaissance dress with sword in scabbard, inscribed below: Bologna monumento del quat° cen. At lower right, sketches of Gothic architectural details and ornaments. On verso: page of geometric diagrams with explanations, in pen and dark brown ink. Freehand diagrams show how to use compass to construct certain form; Pythagorean table at lower left.


Felice Giani


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