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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 highth of my head being 12 to 14 inches through the bodies.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In the centre of the court stands a bronze statue of
Fred’ Augustus-       The entrances to the Zwinger
have the heaviest and boldest stone carvings that I have
yet seen on such places,   more of it but not as fine is [sic] that on
the Grand Opera House in Paris.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We have been through the picture gallery,  that is saying a
good deal for its one of the finest collections in the world,   perhaps I
should have said largest.   I hope to see finer pictures, that i,
some more pleasing to my inexperienced eyes-     something more
modern.          According to the guides instruction, we begin
at the north easter corner room devoted entirely to one large
picture Raphaels Madonna and child with St Sixtus on the right
and St Barbara on the left–two cherubs below,   like the ones
carved in wood over my reception room doors at home.-
We seated ourselves for a steady gaze, to pay our homage
to the great Raphael-     An artist stood before it with his
easle [sic], copying the central figures.     It stands out into the
room, away from the wall, in a massive gilt case of architectural
pretentious.   $45,000.  gold was given for the painting in 1753.
That was a good while ago,  perhaps good painters were scarcer in
those days.      Its a good painting,  a fine production,  but
I would not give that sum for the merit it contains-
Thence through large Halls B.C. D. +c down to N-    Thence through
the side rooms, (each considerable [sic] smaller than the “Halls”) Nos 1-21,
somewhat classified into Italian Spanish Dutch and German schools,
Fifteen or twenty artists were scattered through the Halls, copying

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