Most of the drawings by Palladio still in existence are either studies of ancient remains or original designs by the architect himself. This drawing is one of the only drawings by Palladio of a contemporary building. He was greatly influence by the villa and its architect Raphael, and collected his drawings.
The drawing is on show at the Palladio 500 exhibition in a room dedicated to Palladio's time in Rome. He made five extensive trips to Rome to study ancient, and, as we can see from this drawing, contemporary sights.
This section explains the conservation processes of mechanical cleaning and humidification.
Learn how humidification can reduce planar distortions and the difficulties that the conservator encounters when several sheets are pasted together.
Find out more about this important drawing and its preparation for the Palladio 500 exhibition.