Copy of Andrea Palladio's conjectural reconstruction drawings of the Baths of Nero, Rome: plan

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RIBApix ref no RIBA29041
Artist/PhotographerBurlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)
Flitcroft, Henry (1697-1769)
Palladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date0227
Image Date1720
ViewPlan
StyleRoman
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD149/VII/2(2)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Part of the Burlington Devonshire Collection, this drawing (copied from Palladio's conjectural reconstruction of the 1540s) was prepared for 'Fabbriche Antiche disegnate da Andrea Palladio Vicentino, e date in luce da Ricardo Conte di Burlington', (London, 1730), for Lord Burlington. The baths of Nero, built between 60 and 64 AD, were the second of the Imperial public baths in Rome. They were rebuilt in 227 by Alexander Severus and became known as the Thermae Alexandrinae.

Subject tags

archaeological sites, baths