Elevation and Plan of the Temple of Clitumnus, Spoleto

Elevation and Plan of the Temple of Clitumnus, Spoleto

Elevation and Plan of the Temple of Clitumnus, Spoleto
John Soane (1753-1837)
Britain
About 1779
Ink and wash on laid paper
Width 42.4 cm x height 41.5 cm
Museum no. 3436.187

Soane was inspired to make this drawing when visiting Italy because the author of the guidebook he was using, Lady Anna Miller, expressed special admiration for it. He wrote offering her the drawing and subsequent correspondence revealed that his hope was to construct a facsimile of the temple in her garden. Thus, he was presenting a project to a potential client.