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G. J. Hamilton, Rome [to Charles Townley]

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 13 of 78 in this group

Reference code

JU/2/47

Title

G. J. Hamilton, Rome [to Charles Townley]

Date

24 Nov 1792

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Hamilton describes the results of his excavations at Gabii: very little sculpture, but two large columns. He had lost a large amount of time and money on a very large inscription engraved on porphyry, but only found about a third of it, and that so mangled as to be illegible. Hamilton requests that he ask Nollekens to make a sketch of Townley's 'Cupid', so that he can have it restored.

Associated Material

Prints and Drawings collection, 03/1985