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William Calder Marshall, Rome, to his father

RA Collection: Archive

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William Calder Marshall, Rome, to his father


18 Jul 1837



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4 pieces

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Asking for more money. Rom eis more expensive than people think. He is carving the bust, warm work in the summer. The figure [of Hebe] won't be ready for six months. He has bought works by Thorvaldsen, Winckelmann, John Flaxman and Riepenhausen. The election in England will upsect the Romans, so much do they depend on the visitors for livelihoods. Revolutions is expected in Italy should Don Carlos is beaten. There is continual talk of revolt. He intends to send his mother a trattoria bill of fare, for insterest. He is learning Italian at classes taught in the mausoleum of Augustus.