Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 28
One historian writes of the "sober classicism of that period, with its severity of rectilinear surfaces in the mathematically marked windows, doors, and cornice, and the frequent tendency to design the lower portion of the main façade in the form of a triumphal arch."
See Robert Chester Smith, "The Colonial Architecture of Minas Gerais in Brazil," The Art Bulletin, 21:2, 1939, p. 132.
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