Plan, perspectives and a detail of three kinds of siege engines or testudine

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RIBApix ref no RIBA20574
Architect/DesignerVitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
Artist/PhotographerNewton, William (1735-1790)
Subject Date-99
Image Date1785
ViewExterior
StyleRoman
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC114/1(10)
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 studies for figures CXIII, CXIV, CXV, and CXVI (2nd edition).

Subject tags

military architecture, military personnel, castellation