When Bayne returned
to Naples in May 1864, he started a three month tour of Italy. He
made a trip to Pompeii, then travelled north to Rome. He spent almost
a month there, making measured architectural drawings of Classical,
Renaissance, and Baroque structures. He also sketched a number of
panoramic views of the city, such as this drawing of the Palace
of the Caesars from Mons Janiculus. Because these show sites
before they were changed by archaeological excavations, they are
important records of the Rome in 1865.
Bayne travelled north
to sketch buildings and details, such as the Campanile details from
Florence. The collection includes drawings from other northern cities
such as Venice, Modena, Pisa, and Assissi. A few sketches remain
from Bayne's journey through Germany, probably made on his return
to England from Italy.