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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:

Plan of the Second Theater of Laodicea and Details of a Composite Order

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/8 x 14 13/16 inches (53.6 x 37.7 cm) and Image: 12 5/16 x 7 15/16 inches (31.3 x 20.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "LVI"; in brown ink, upper left: "LXV."; within image: labels A-F; in black ink, measurements and scale; in graphite, lower center: "Plan [...] of Cornice of the Composite order | of the 2d Theatre at Laodicea"

watermark: "IV" [J. Villedary] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.989
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
amphitheater | capitals | Composite order | entablatures | friezes | Lydian | moldings | scale (rule) | theater
Associated Places:
Asia | Denizli Ili | Ege kiyilari | Laodicea | Turkey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27067
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Daniel R. McReynolds, Palladio's legacy, architectural polemics in eighteenth-century Venice , no. 5, Marsilio, Venezia, 2011, p. 87, fig. 46, NJ18.P18 M27 2011 (LC) (HAAS)


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