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[draft] [Ozias Humphry], to the [Duke of Dorset]

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

HU/1/138

Title

[draft] [Ozias Humphry], to the [Duke of Dorset]

Date

[1773]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He has been received very kindly by Mr. Jenkins, thanks to the Duke's letter of introduction; he apologises profusely for not writing sooner amd commends the Duke's "feeling for art"; details the works he saw while in Genoa, including works by Raphael, Titian, Paolo Veronese, Correggio and Leonardo da Vinci; he admires the work by Cimabue and Giotto in the Campo Santo at Pisa; moving on to Florence he saw the Art furthered by Masaccio and Leonardo, before its ultimate expression in the Vatican Loggia and the Sistine Chapel; he regards the Borghese collection as the best private collection in Europe, it has recently been shut to students by the Prince; luckily he found Parry there making a full-sized copy of the 'Transfiguration', by Raphael, as a consequence he used the scaffold to make sketches.