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Sketch design for the Villa Mocenigo, Dolo, and a study of the Tombs of Priscilla and the Orazi, Via Appia, Rome: plans

RIBA125403
Palladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
NOTES: This drawing is numbered X/2 recto in the Burlington-Devonshire Collection. The top half of the drawing has a sketch plan for the Villa Mocenigo on the Brenta river at Dolo, whereas the bottom half shows two study drawings of Roman tombs along the Via Appia.

Sketches of the Tomb of Galla Placida, Ravenna: plans

RIBA125470
NOTES: This drawing is numbered XI/21 verso in the Burlington-Devonshire Collection. It depicts plans of the Mausoleum of Galla Placida, the sister of Honorius, Rome's last emperor. It also shows plans of other unidentified Roman tombs.

Tomb of a knight, with a 'gisant' below; at right below a drawn out detail

RIBA127129
Gentilhatre, Jacques (b. 1578)
NOTES: The kneeling figure is derived from Jacques Androuet du Cerceau's Deuxieme livre d'architecture.

Sant'Andrea, Mantua: the Mantegna funerary chapel

RIBA130535
Alberti, Leon Battista (1404-1472)
NOTES: The church was begun in 1471 just before Alberti's death. It was completed by Luca Fancelli in 1494. It was enlarged in 1530 under the direction of Giulio Romano. This involved the demolition of the east end of the nave-only design to make way for the later Latin cross extension. Designs were drawn up by Filippo Juvarra for the addition of a dome in 1733, but the project was not completed until 1781 by Paolo Pozzo, who was also responsible for decorating the interior. This is the funerary chapel of Andrea Mantegna and contains his tomb. The frescoes have been attributed to his son Francesco (circa 1470-after 1517) and Antonio Correggio.
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