A presentation drawing of the interior of the church of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo, intended for the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, reveals aspects of the design procedures followed by Late Gothic master masons. Its unusual optical structure is designed to permit accurate representation of a dense collection of details to be executed by masters from various trades. The Toledan architect and sculptor Juan Guas has been believed to be the sole designer of the drawing. The Burgalese Simón de Colonia may have intervened in the design of the crossing, and a court blazoner must have provided the heraldic and religious program.
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Research Article| June 01 1992
A Late Gothic Drawing of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo at the Prado Museum in Madrid
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (1992) 51 (2): 161–173.
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Sergio L. Sanabria; A Late Gothic Drawing of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo at the Prado Museum in Madrid. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 1992; 51 (2): 161–173. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/990712
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