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Firenze – (contorni) Certosa – La Chiesa e piazza con portiei. (Florence – (outer perimeter) Charterhouse – The church and piazza with arcades)
  • Europe
  • Firenze – (contorni) Certosa – La Chiesa e piazza con portiei. (Florence – (outer perimeter) Charterhouse – The church and piazza with arcades), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Florence, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.535
Description

An exterior view of the outer courtyard of the Church of San Lorenzo of Galluzzo Charterhouse in Florence. The grand entrance consists of four engaged columns – two framing the door and two framing the edges of the bay. Between the columns are two niches with sculptures. The second story replicates the ground level in design, except that where there was a door, now a large mullioned window stands. The second story is surmounted with a faux-facade, which contains a clock in the center and large volutes at the sides. The ground story of the building contains a blind arcade.