Elevation of a Small Domed Church

Accession Number
1958/1.64

Title
Elevation of a Small Domed Church

Artist(s)
Giuseppe Barberi

Object Creation Date
1777-1784

Medium & Support
pen and brown ink with ink wash

Dimensions
10 7/16 in. x 6 11/16 in. ( 26.5 cm x 17 cm )

Subject matter
Giuseppe Barberi was trained as a silversmith but also created civic plans, including domestic and church architecture.

Physical Description
The sketch for a church is presented with the view towards the door. The church has a portico entrance with columns and and pediment. Above that his a high glazed drum supporting the dome. Atop the dome is a lantern and cross. At the ends of the entableture are sculptures of standing figures. The sides of the stucture appear to be quite shallow, suggesting that the church is a short-armed Greek cross or even round in plan.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
architectural drawing

Additional Object Classification(s)
Drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
agricultural buildings
churches (buildings)
studies (rooms)

5 Related Resources

Christian Churches
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Religious Buildings
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Architectural representation
(Part of: Architecture and Buildings)

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