Hand-drawn ink & watercolor of Rock Island Prison by J. M. Breeding. Possibly created for Christian Buhler, who was in the prison for 17 months and 12 days in Barracks #5. Drawing shows barracks, stockade & parapets, horses, guards, a burial...
The front plate of William Strickland's European architectural sketchbook. The sketch shows a watercolor drawing of a vine-covered monument with a Latin inscription. The translation reads: "Selected profane and sacred images of Britain and Roman...
William Strickland's watercolor sketch of the columns in the cloister of Basilica de S. Giovanni in Laterano. The sketch shows an unfinished drawing and next to it a finished sketch. Strickland gives a handwritten description of the columns.
William Strickland's watercolor sketch of the "New Falls at Tivoli." The three segemented falls are pictured in the foreground, surrounded by wooded hillsides near Tivoli. Strickland gives a brief history of the falls.
Strickland's watercolor sketch of the Temple of Jupiter Stator. The sketch includes the ruins of the temple as well as the remains of archaeological excavations. The ruins are surrounded by Medieval buildings. A goat enters the excavation area.
William Strickland's watercolor drawing of the fortress of Radicofani, and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. A small house and a village are shown in the sketch. Strickland provides a handwritten description of the scene.
William Strickland's watercolor sketch of Pope Gregory XVI and representative sketches of members of the Capuchin Order. Also in the sketch is a cardinal receiving a papal blessing. Strickland provides a description of "Good Friday Services" and...
William Strickland's watercolor sketch of the north entrance of Crosby Hall in London. The sketch provides details of the doorway and the arch overhead. Included are Strickland's description of the doorway and the hall.
Monuments & Memorials; Basilicas; Popes; Domes; Latin cross-plan buildings; Plazas
William Strickland's watercolor sketch of the Basilica of St. Peter, Rome. Strickland gives handwritten descriptions and dimensions of the building porticoes. He describes the dome as being "decidedly ugly."