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Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, Cremona, study of interior of Baptistery

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Title Cremona, study of interior of Baptistery
Other Images Modern Photos
Collection Charles Rennie Mackintosh´s Northern Italian Sketchbook: Glasgow School of Art
Artist Mackintosh, Charles Rennie
Description Mackintosh was impressed by Cremona's octagonal baptistery, making detailed drawings of both its exterior and interior. A plain Lombard Romanesque building of 1167, its interior is entirely of brick relieved by elegant stone columns and two arcaded galleries with a dome of 20.5m diameter surmounted by a lantern. The drawing, bottom right, represents the capital and base of one of the columns.
Page Number 21
Inscription Inscribed ‘BATISTERIO [sic] CREMONA/INTERIOR, with other notes in pencil
Location Cremona
Subject Cremona; baptisteries; baptistery; interior elevations; brick; stone; columns; arcades (structural assemblies); Romanesque; Churches (interiors)
Measurements 230x160mm.
Rights Glasgow School of Art



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