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Alfred's Hall, Cirencester Park, Cirencester

RIBA115071
Bathurst, Allen, 1st Earl Bathurst (1684-1775)
NOTES: Alfred's Hall was designed as an artificial ruin by the first Earl of Bathurst, possibly in collaboration with the poet Alexander Pope, who was a frequent visitor. It was built to commemorate King Alfred's alleged overhearing of the Danish battle plans and is one of the many attractions in the 3000 acre park laid out by the Earl from 1714.

Alfred's Hall, Cirencester Park, Cirencester

RIBA115072
Bathurst, Allen, 1st Earl Bathurst (1684-1775)
NOTES: Alfred's Hall was designed as an artificial ruin by the first Earl of Bathurst, possibly in collaboration with the poet Alexander Pope, who was a frequent visitor. It was built to commemorate King Alfred's alleged overhearing of the Danish battle plans and is one of the many attractions in the 3000 acre park laid out by the Earl from 1714.

Alfred's Hall, Cirencester Park, Cirencester

RIBA115073
Bathurst, Allen, 1st Earl Bathurst (1684-1775)
NOTES: Alfred's Hall was designed as an artificial ruin by the first Earl of Bathurst, possibly in collaboration with the poet Alexander Pope, who was a frequent visitor. It was built to commemorate King Alfred's alleged overhearing of the Danish battle plans and is one of the many attractions in the 3000 acre park laid out by the Earl from 1714.

St Mary Aldermanbury, City of London: the ruined church

RIBA120903
Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
NOTES: This church was gutted during the Blitz of 1940 during World War II. The remaining walls of Portland stone were taken down in 1964-1965, shipped to Fulton, Missouri, USA, and re-erected at Westminster College, Fulton. A small planted garden now marks the sunken remains of the original church.

Engraving by Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau from his 'Fragments antiques' (1550)

RIBA125154
Androuet du Cerceau, Jacques (fl. 1549-1584)
NOTES: The image is an engraving by Jacques Androuet du Cerceau in an album by Jacques Gentilhatre.

Foro Romano, Temple of Vespasian, Rome

RIBA125908
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 44 NOTES: See also RIBA7934 for detail view of the ruins of the temple at left.

Baths of Caracalla, Rome: interior of the central hall

RIBA125910
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 77 NOTES: See also RIBA10202 for a bird's-eye view of the baths from this work.

Arch of Janus with the Arch of the Moneychangers, Rome

RIBA125911
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 96 NOTES: The Arch of the Moneychangers (Arcus Argentariorum), at left, was partly incorporated into the western wall of the nearby church of San Giorgio al Velabro.

Capriccio known as The Skeletons

RIBA125913
NOTES: This print is from a suite of four untitled plates, known as the `Grotteschi'. Probably first published in 1747 or 1748, and often reprinted, this copy was probably published during the 1760s. The plates, showing fantastic arrangements of human and architectural remains, were among Piranesi's earliest publications.

Capriccio known as The Triumphal Arch

RIBA125914
NOTES: This print is from a suite of four untitled plates, known as the `Grotteschi'. Probably first published in 1747 or 1748, and often reprinted, this copy was probably published during the 1760s. The plates, showing fantastic arrangements of human and architectural remains, were among Piranesi's earliest publications.
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