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

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 41 of 61 in this group

Reference code

NOR/41

Title

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

Date

27 Feb 1778

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He describes the carnival taking place in Rome; says that English receive more respect than any other nation; he went with Hoare to dine with a Dominican frier and saw the library of the [Santa Maria Sopra] Minerva; has also seen the library of Cardinal Corsini and rates the Vatican library the best; he reckons there is great justice in calling Raphael the greatest painter; he has heard that war is expected with France, through what Cardinal Bernis said to the Bishop of Derry.