¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 And before his election was enjoying the title of Duke of Aoste, from an insignificant little place in the north western part of Italy- upon our arrival the city was gay with flags evergreen arches and flowers but this evening they are being removed.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 9th [December 1870] we have had a grand treat today in visiting the studios of American sculptors. No guide book or Directory gives their address, but Henry takes us to the studio of Hiram Powers and that courteous gentleman directs us to many others. To reach it we cross the Arno, up a mile through the older part of the city, through the neat little yard in which his hansome residence is situated, to the ‘atelier’ in the rear, where he soon meets us and begins a social chat without awaiting an introduction.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A bright eyed old gentleman (66 as he admitted to us) wearing a linnen [sic] apron and studio cap. “Powers Greek Slave” has a world wide reputation, and now he shows us two more figures destined to win for him honors and profit “Eve” and an “Indian maiden”, the first and last of the race, but his greatest success has been in the modelling of faces in which he has but few, if any, equals, and charges a higher price than any other sculptor here $1000 Gold.