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[Plan of the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso, Venice].

Antonio Visentini, 1688-1782, artist.

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  • Title:
    [Plan of the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso, Venice].
  • Author: Antonio Visentini, 1688-1782, artist.
  • Contributor: Joseph Smith about 1673-1770, previous owner.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Architecture -- Italy -- Venice -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800; Churches -- Italy -- Venice -- 1730-1740; Venice (Italy) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800; Architectural drawings -- Hand-colored -- 1730-1740; Plans -- Italy -- Venice -- 1730-1740;
    Dewey: 704.94445311
  • Production Details: [between 1730 and 1740]
  • Language: Italian
  • Description: Summary: Plan of the Church of S. Maria del Soccorso, with one rectangular nave and deep rectangular chancel; scale below.
    Summary: Titled ‘Admiranda Urbs Venetiæ. MS. 3 Vols. Fol.’ in the Catalogue of the Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
    Summary: Titled 'A large collection of architectural elevations and plans of all the principal palaces, churches, convents, altars, tombs, etc., in the city of Venice; drawn, probably, between the years 1740 and 1750, for Joseph Smith, then English consul at Venice, whose arms are emblazoned at the commencement of each volume. They are described in the "Bibliotheca Smithiana," Venet. 1755. p. iv., as "Admiranda Urbis Venetae, seu Collectio AEdium et AEdificiorum Publicorum, summa cura delineata" in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum, London, 1844-1861.
  • Identifier: System number: 016735590
  • Notes: From a collection of tinted Architectural Drawings of Churches, Palaces, and other edifices in Venice, their plans, elevations, etc. Probably by Antonio Visentini and members of his workshop. Prefixed to each tome are the Arms of Joseph Smith, formerly British Consul at Venice, to whom the work once belonged; and a table in MS. entitled: “Admiranda Urbis Venetæ.”. For an alphabetical list of the contents, see the "catalogue of Manuscript Maps, charts and plans and of the topographical drawings" vol. 3. pp. 138-141, on reference shelves in Map Library reading room.
    Citation/references note: British Museum, Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc
    Citation/references note: Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum
  • Physical Description: 1 drawing : brown ink and grey wash ; sheet 52.5 x 35 cm.
  • Series: Admiranda Urbis Venetae ; 3.36
  • Copy Note: Copy note: Watermark: IV.
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection 71.i.3.
  • UIN: BLL01016735590

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