47, Milan, studies of Palazzo della Ragione

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Inscribed ‘PAL. DELLA RAGIONE/MILAN’, with other notes in pencil, 230x160mm.

Mackintosh has drawn the façade of the Palazzo della Ragione facing the Via Mercanti.

The drawing concentrates on the lower two Lombard Romanesque storeys (1228-33) of this predominantly brick building, ignoring the top storey added in 1771.

Main façade (top); cornice (centre left); first floor windows showing jamb moulding (right); ground floor arch (bottom left).

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