Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St Paul outside the Walls), Rome: measured plan of pavement, with notes

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RIBApix ref no RIBA126025
Artist/PhotographerParke, Henry (1790-1835)
Image Date1821
Library ReferenceSB95/8
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The basilica (which was largely 13th century) was destroyed by fire in November of 1823 and rebuilt largely as before. It re-opened in 1840 and was reconsecrated in 1855. This measured plan must have been done, therefore, before the fire, during one of Parke's trips to Italy in the early 1820s. The note on the drawing states, 'Plan upon the pavement of St Paul without the walls, Rome, by some supposed to be the original projection of an early design for the cupola of St Peters, as laid down by Michael Angelo.'

Subject tags

churches, floors