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Creator:
Sir William Chambers RA, 1723–1796, British
Title:
Drawing from the Madonna del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome
Date:
between 1750 and 1755
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black and brown ink and gray wash on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 7/8 x 9 5/8in. (35.2 x 24.4cm) and Mount: 17 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches (44.5 x 34.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "The Proportions of a Square Niche for a Single figure | h[e]ight of the op[e]ning 2 1/6 of the breadth h[e]ight of Intablature[sic] 2 Diameters of Cols: or 2/9 of its ht: | Diameter of the Columns 1/4 of the Opening h[e]ight of Pedestal 2/7 of the Column | Interval between the Pilasters behind the Columns and the Opening 1/8 of Op.ng:"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "From the Madonna del Popolo."

Watermark: Churchill 405

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.116
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | Grand Tour | niche | sculpture | triglyphs
Associated Places:
Europe | Italy | Piazza del Popolo | Rome
Associated People:
Madonna
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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The Grand Tour (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1998-01-10 - 1998-04-10)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:6364
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