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Ar. Champernowne, Palazzo S. Rocco, Rome, to Ozias Humphry, Knightsbridge, Middlesex

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/5/99

Title

Ar. Champernowne, Palazzo S. Rocco, Rome, to Ozias Humphry, Knightsbridge, Middlesex

Date

3 Dec 1801

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He has bumped into Day, who saw Humphry in London and now sets off back to England with a "fresh set of fine pictures". He too has bought paintings and is now sorry he did not buy more. He has written to Bryan but received no answer. He has bought a Domenichino (gives dimensions), also a Titian from Mr. Irvine, now in the hands of Tresham. He hopes to treat these as pendants. A dealer in Rome wants to know if a portrait of the Rezzonico Pope by Mengs would fetch a price in England. Metz is in Rome, drawing from Michelangelo's Last Judgement. As his pictures at Bryan's and Philip's will not sell he wants them shipped to Rome. All Italy is joyful at the news of peace.