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Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, Como, Sant’Abbondio, studies of west and part of south façades, with plan


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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
Description

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.

Page Number 45
Inscription Inscribed ‘S.ABBONDIO/COMO’, with other notes in pencil
Location Como
Subject Como; churches; Romanesque; exterior elevations; facades; campaniles; plans (drawings); Churches (exteriors)
Measurements 230x160mm.
Rights Glasgow School of Art
 

 

 

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