Plan and two perspective sketches of a siege engine or testudo

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RIBApix ref no RIBA67320
Architect/DesignerVitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
Artist/PhotographerNewton, William (1735-1790)
Subject Date-99
Image Date1785
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC114/1(12)
OrientationPortrait
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. These are preliminary studies for figure CXVII (2nd edition).

Subject tags

military architecture, machinery