Design for four capitals incorporating foliate and Grotesque ornament and putti motifs

RIBApix ref no RIBA29020
Architect/DesignerWebb, John (1611-1672)
Artist/PhotographerWebb, John (1611-1672)
CountryItaly
Subject Date1650
Image Date1650
ViewExterior
StylePalladian
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD149/JoI&WeJ[211]
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Part of the Burlington Devonshire Collection. These capitals are based upon, but not copied from, the many sheets of fanciful capitals attributed to Giovanni Battista Montano and others, some intended for Montano's 'Cinque libri di architettura' (which was later published in Rome in 1684).

Subject tags

capitals, decorative stonework, ornament