View of Palestrina (formerly Praeneste) said to be from the 9th platform

RIBApix ref no RIBA84190
Artist/PhotographerColonna, Signor
Hadfield, George (1763-1826)
CountryItaly
CityPalestrina
Subject Date1791
Image Date1791
ViewTopographical
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceB.S.I(3) [Outstore, shelf 6.I.3]
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: A number of drawings of Palestrina by Hadfield and Colonna were owned by J. B. Papworth which he used to illustrate a lecture he gave at the Royal Institute of British Architects on 15 May 1848 entitled 'Notes on some drawings in illustration of Praeneste (Palestrina)'. In his lecture he states that the Hadfield and Colonna drawings were made in 1791. It is thought that three drawings, RIBA84095-RIBA84097, were probably by Papworth himself, after the Hadfield and Colonna drawings, and created for the lecture.

Subject tags

towns & cities, archaeological sites, temples