[Design for a tower].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
Publication details
Physical details
1 drawing : ink, wash and graphite ; sheet 27.3 x 41.4 cm
Elevation of hexagonal four-storey tower with two platforms and battlements attached at the front and the rear, cannons firing through the merlons and through the openings in the wall of the tower under the circular windows and telescopes propped around the lantern under the dome.
Civitavecchia (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_" (see Braham, A., and Hager, H., Carlo Fontana: The Drawings at Windsor Castle, London, 1977, p. 132). See related drawings in same volume."