SOUFFLOT, Jacques-Germain
(b. 1713, Irancy, d. 1780, Paris)

Elevation of the façade of the Hôtel du Roule

Pen and ink and wash
Musée Carnavalet, Paris

In 1768 Marquis de Marigny had Soufflot renovate his residence on faubourg du Roule. The architect designed a façade with Serlian archway in the centre, giving onto a loggia. Serlian archways were set on columns detached from the wall, creating two side openings that forma triptych with the main arch - the motif that characterizes Palladio's basilica in Vicenza. Construction was completed in 1771. Our knowledge of the project is based on four surviving drawings by Soufflot.