|Title||Como, San Fedele, apse, studies of exterior bay|
|Other Images||Modern Photo|
|Collection||Charles Rennie Mackintosh´s Northern Italian Sketchbook: Glasgow School of Art|
|Artist||Mackintosh, Charles Rennie|
Although Mackintosh was unimpressed by the seventeenth century interior of San Fedele, describing it as ‘very bad classic', he regarded the church's surviving Romanesque features as ‘very good' ('Diary', 26 June).
The drawing of the apse at the church's east end shows: elevation of a bay (left); and on right from top to bottom: profile of cornice; plan at arcade level; plan of top storey; profile of corbelled string-course; plan of middle storey; profile of lower string-course; profile of base.
Mackintosh adapted this detailed drawing as a staircase tower for his unexecuted 1892 competition design for Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
|Inscription||Inscribed ‘S. FEDELE/COMO’, with other notes in pencil|
|Subject||Como; churches; Romanesque; apses; exterior elevations; Churches (exteriors)|
|Rights||Glasgow School of Art|