I felt like trying a sketch of the museum using the same pen I used for the teapot sketches which reminded me of the red earthenware. Depending on how it would be used I might need to finish the side collonades. I’ve sketched on the IPad in Procreate as I want the sketch to be in vector format incase I want to make a cutter, stamp, laser cut, decal etc from it.

Architects of means also went on a grand tour. They visited the ruins in Italy and Greece and produced pattern books of standard neoclassical buildings based on design principles of scale, proportion and the classical orders – which they churned out when they returned home. There included classical ornamental detailing to embellish your classical architectural designs.

The New Town in Bath was built on neo-classical principles and the Holburne museum has all the features from the pattern books – two story columns, pediment, mouldings, urns and rusticated stonework.

Robert Adam was an architect in the 1700’s who designed Bath’s Pulteney Bridge based on a design by Palladio (which was rejected) for the Ponte de Rialto in Venice. A similar design for an inhabited bridge is the Pointe Vecchio – a medieval inhabited bridge.

Not to forget Royal Crescent Bath, finished in 1774, the architect John Wood the Younger designed the facades behind which the residents own architects filled in their own varying designs.

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