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Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome

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Fontana, Domenico (1543-1607)
NOTES: This palace was built by Pope Gregory XIII in 1574 as a summer residence. It served as a papal residence and housed the central offices responsible for the civil government of the Papal States until 1870. It has been the official residence and workplace of the Presidents of the Italian Republic since 1946.

Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza: the fixed backdrop upon the stage

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Palladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
NOTES: The theatre was Palladio's last work and was completed by Scamozzi who designed the fixed backdrop on the stage (supposedly based on Thebes).

Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza: the fixed backdrop upon the stage

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Palladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
NOTES: The theatre was Palladio's last work and was completed by Scamozzi who designed the fixed backdrop on the stage (supposedly based on Thebes).

Exeter Cathedral: statue and tomb of Lady Dodderidge in a north recess of the Lady Chapel

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NOTES: The north pair of the recesses in the Lady Chapel are occupied by the tombs of Sir John (d.1628) and Lady Dodderidge (d.1614).

All Souls College, Oxford: the Codrington Library

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Cheere, John (1709-1787)
NOTES: The statue of Christopher Codrington is by John Cheere.

Arch of Trajan (or Porta Aurea), Benevento

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Apollodorus of Damascus (fl. 100-112)
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 135 NOTES: This arch was erected in honour of Trajan across the Via Appia in 114 by Apollodorus of Damascus, Trajan's chief architect.

St Helen, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire: detail of the Garrad Monument showing Sir John Garrad and Elizabeth, his wife

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NOTES: The Garrard Monument is located on the west wall of the north transept and is undated. Crafted in marble of various colours, it consists of a round arch surmounted by a broken entablature and supported on Corinthian columns of blue marble. Within the arch lie the semi-reclining figures of Sir John (died c.1637) and Elizabeth Garrad. The kneeling figures of six sons and eight daughters, carved in high relief, adorn the base of the monument.
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