Aedes Walpolianae, Or, a Description of the Collection of Pictures at Houghton-Hall in Norfolk, the Seat of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford

Aedes Walpolianae, Or, a Description of the Collection of Pictures at Houghton-Hall in Norfolk, the Seat of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1752 edition. Excerpt: ... the Papacy by Friars giving Meat to the Poor, by john Miel. One Foot seven Inches and a half high, by two Feet two Inches T wide.. ' Its Companion. '. I 2 A dying. 1-Amelot de la Houfllzie relates the following remarkable Story as the Foundation of this Pope's Hatred to the French, and of his Persecution of' the Family of his Predecessor Urban the Eighth. While Cardinal Barherim', Urhan's Nephew, was Legate in France, he went to see the curious Library and Colleetion of the Sieur Du Moustier. Monsignor Pampbilio, who attended him, slipped a small and scarce Bodc' into his Pockct. As they were going away, the Legate shut the Door, and desired Du Mouflier to examine whether he had lost any Book: He immediately tnissed the stolen One. The Cardinal bid him search all his Train, but, Pamphilz'o refusing to be examined, they came to Blows, and Du Mousiier getting the better by the Prelate's being encumbered in his long Habit, beat him severely and found the Book in his Pockct. A A' Mem. Hiflor. Vol. I. Pag. 362. A dying Of-'ricer at Confefiion, by Baurgagrzone; very bright-Colouring and fine Expresiion. One Foot fix Inches and' a half high, by 2 Feet one Inch and three quarters wide. Its Companion. Boors at Cards, by Yiznierx. Boors drinking; its Companion, by Oflade. L Cbrzsi laid in the Sepulchre, by Giacomo Basan; a very particular Pifiure, the Lights are laid on so thick that it seems quite Bafib Relievo. It is a fine Design for a great Altar-piece which he has painted at Padua. This Piflure was a Present to Lord Orfora', from fame: Earl of Waldegrave, Knight of the Garter, and Embafliador at Paris.. Holy Family, with St. jobn on a Lamb, by Williberts, a Scholar of Rufiem, who has made a large Pifiure, from whence this is taken, now in the..show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695324X
  • 9781236953247