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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Rome 695

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the ceiling must be over thirty feet long. The copies vary from three to six feet for which they change from three hundred to seven hundred francs each, all done by Italians, and something of a monopoly because a special permit must be obtained from the proprietor of the Palace and an affix on the wall specifies that every picture must be stamped with the seal of the house from which they derive a considerable revenue.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Many of the pictures are ordered by Americans and I had an order with me from Mr Matthews of Cleveland to buy one, but I was not satisfied with the coloring of any of them. In the center of the room stands a bronze Horse about a yard long taken from the ancient baths of Constantine which one existed where this palace now stands. An excellent casting-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On one side of the room is a mirror so arranged as to see the ceiling without breaking ones neck to look up-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Two other rooms adjoining are filled with old paintings which are not particularly interresting-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 This Palace Rospigliosi, on the long quirinal [sic] hill, opens out upon the “Piazza di Monte Cavallo”, deriving its name form the two Equestrian statues in the centre, and which is now, since the new regime one of the most prominent localities in Rome, because the Popes

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Aurora, by Guido Reni-]

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