[Design for a sea wall at Nettuno].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
Publication details
[approximately 1696]
Physical details
1 drawing : ink, watercolour and graphite ; sheet 27.3 x 41.4 cm
Perspective view of a wall made of stone covered with planks of wood in its lower part and cornice above at left and sea at right.
Nettuno (Italy)
Additional information
Bound in one of the three volumes of drawings by Carlo Fontana formerly in the collection of Cardinal Albani, acquired by James Adam for George III in 1762 and later transferred to his Geographical Collections. The drawings are preceded by a blank page annotated: 'Drawn Sketches of Civita Vecchia, its ancient Buildings & Neighbouring Country by Fontana 1694'. Probably made in connection with 'the short unillustrated book [Fontana] published in 1710 on Porto d'Anzio, Antio e sue Antichita_". A discussion of the construction of the walls between Anzio and Nettuno can be found in chapters nine and ten, Parte Seconda (see Braham, A., and Hager, H., Carlo Fontana: The Drawings at Windsor Castle, London, 1977, p. 132). The date 1696 is taken from the annotation on another drawing of the same subject in the same volume."