Perspective of a siege engine or testudo

RIBApix ref no RIBA20575
Architect/DesignerVitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
Artist/PhotographerNewton, William (1735-1790)
Subject Date-99
Image Date1785
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC114/1(11)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing was made in preparation for publication in Newton's 'The Architecture of M. Vitruvius Pollio', (London, 1771; 2nd edition, 1791), in which Vitruvian principles were applied to conjectural reconstructions of Classical buildings and later constructions. This is a variant study for figure CXVII (2nd edition).

Subject tags

military architecture, military personnel, machinery, demolition