¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 On the four corners of the base are four bronze Genii fighting vipers, erected in 1638 by Maximillian 1st in commemoration of a victory in 1620 near Prague over Frederick the Palatinate-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This statue reminds me one item omitted. In the bronze shop we saw the model of “Bavarias” [sic] right hand. The middle finger measures 3 1/2 feet and the thumbnail six inches.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Our next days labor was in the New Pinakothek, or new picture gallery, a large square building in a large open lot beside the old gallery, its left side above the low windows having a series of large frescoes after designs by Kaulbach. Built entirely at the expense of King Louis costing $230.000. was finished in 1853.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We begin in the basement, which is only open from 10 to 12 containing small paintings on porcelain, but with a few exceptions they are not interresting, thence into the main halls above, six large, five small, and fourteen Cabinets-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The first room contains several vases and marble top tables the best Vase stands in the centre upon a pedestal, total highth about eight feet, made of malachite, a present from ^the Emp’ of Russia. In the large halls we happily find ourselves