|Title||Como, Sant’Abbondio, studies of west and part of south façades, with plan|
|Other Images||Modern Photos|
|Collection||Charles Rennie Mackintosh´s Northern Italian Sketchbook: Glasgow School of Art|
|Artist||Mackintosh, Charles Rennie|
The five-aisled stone Romanesque basilica of Sant'Abbondio dates from the eleventh century. Mackintosh described it as a ‘very charming old church' ('Diary', 26 June). The drawing shows: the west front (top left); the south western portion of the façade (top right); and the plan of the east end (bottom).
The device of twin campaniles either side of the main body of the church was later used by Mackintosh in his 1893 Soane Medallion competition design for a Railway Terminus.
|Inscription||Inscribed ‘S.ABBONDIO/COMO’, with other notes in pencil|
|Subject||Como; churches; Romanesque; exterior elevations; facades; campaniles; plans (drawings); Churches (exteriors)|
|Rights||Glasgow School of Art|