The foreground is trees which frame, in the distance, a church-like structure. On the right are two tree trunks with little foliage. The left side from the bottom and halfway up is darkened area. There are 3 distinguishable trees near the center of the image that are full of foliage. Just to the right of those trees is a tree just as big as the church-like structure.
Landscape image with trees in foreground and a city in the distance through those trees.
Signed on plate at l.l.: H. Robert pinr. Printed in lower plate margin, l.: H. Robert del, jn re presentip; c.: Sachettorum Vittae rudera imitabatur. A Paris chez Janinet. Place Maubert, ancienne Hotel de la Limace, au Premier. et chez Basan. Rue et Hotel Serpente.; r.: F. Janinet. Sculp. 1778
Capital marked: this cap is very effective Statue marked: Foot of a statue Base marked: Leaf broken away Shaft marked: this is one of the most effective mouldings I have seen Notations re shaft #3: Divided into 3 1/4" squares recessed about 1/2" and modelled to thinner thickness towards straight line. Also this one looks very well. the last is something like the moulding I saw on front entrance to S. Zeno in . Sketch #2 titled, l.l.: Part Section thr'o Jamb Sketch #3 notations referring to sketch #1: Full Size of A; Full Size of B
This drawing presents a frontal view of a small two-story church. The first level has a portico entrance flanked by statues in niches. Above the portico continues into the second level and is surmounted by a pediment. Above the second level is a shallow dome on a low drum.
Barberi's drawing of a church shows a centrally planned structure where the double height portico at the entrance is repeated at the sides, perhaps indicating that the church is centrally planned and the "arms" of the cross are reduced to the exterior porticos. The low saucer dome, reminiscent of the Pantheon, suggests an affinity with Roman baroque architecture.