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James Northcote, Rome, to Mr. [Samuel] Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 36 of 61 in this group

Reference code

NOR/36

Title

James Northcote, Rome, to Mr. [Samuel] Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

Date

24 May 1777

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He has arrived in Rome after a difficult journey and found a cheap apartment; he describes pictures and buildings; maintains he will have difficulty working in the Vatican as the Pope cannot abide the smell of oil colours.