¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 1 Kindly followed us out to his gate, picked some hardy little flower for the ladies, and showed us the villa and atelier of his neighbor Ball, an American sculptor situated very like himself. We did not meet Mr Ball but was respectfully shown through the working rooms by his Italian foreman. We recognized busts of several Americans, but seemed to be more engaged on ideal pieces and small groups, was making two small sized copies of Lincoln and the emancipated slave. His great piece is a life sized group of two figures. A kneeling maiden looking up to an angel standing who is lifting her vail [sic] illustrating “Faith”-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 1 Thence to the studio of Thos R. Gould near the Porta Romana (Roman gate), a pleasant appearing gentleman but who’s expressive advertisement of his own doings (or boasting) soon became tiresome. Has only been in the business since the American war and has but few busts to show but evidently has much artistic genius- His great work, are two works, “West wind” a maiden on tip toes with robes flying behind, and “Cleopatra” sitting in a chair one foot thrown back with the sole up (a little tiresome) disconsolate. The first is a very spirited and airy figure, price of each $5000 per copy. prices of busts $500 each.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Back across the river near the Piazza Nationale we find the studio of Mr Conolly but did not see him, however his Italian foreman was very courteous. The rooms are full of busts and marble copies ready to deliver, full of business, and the delineation of the features are splendidly wrought. His great fancy piece is illustrative of the victory of honor over death. A man on horseback trampling down three men