5, Verona, Church of San Zeno Maggiore, bay of nave and studies of interior
Inscribed ‘BAY OF NAVE/S. ZENONE VERONA’, with other notes in pencil, 230x160mm.
In his diary Mackintosh described this as a ‘very simple & nice interior’. The drawing shows a bay on the north side of the Romanesque three-aisled nave (1120-38) and its division into large heavy piers of red marble, supporting arches spanning the nave and aisles, and more delicate yellow marble columns helping to support the clerestory walls. Mackintosh has also indicated how the wall is composed of bands of red brick and stone of varying widths.
At top right is a sectional drawing of the nave’s wooden ship’s-keel roof. Mackintosh has indicated its trefoil form, connected by a collar-beam, and its division into square painted panels.