¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 11th Today the Imperiale Gallery of the Belvidere [sic] (open 10^00^ – 2 Tuesdays and Fridays) has occupied our attention. At a considerable distance from the centre of the city, as it required a rapid ride of a quarter of an hour to reach it.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A large building of good architecture, the entrance ornament with four pieces of statuary, the pictures distributed through its two stories and basement to the number of 3000. making it one of the largest Galleries in Europe. Entering at the centre up a wide flight of stairs we begin at room No 1 leading to the right. Each picture has a placard on the top giving, in plain letters on a gold ground, the name of the artist and the dates of his birth and death, in addition to which we have a catalogue in French to give us the name of the pictures.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The 1st and 2nd Halls are Venetian, 3rd Roman, 4th Florentine and Milanese, 5th Bolonaise, 6th Boulogne and Padua, 7th Venetian and Spanish. Then the apartments of the Netherlands. No 3 devoted to Van Dyck, No 1 has several from Rembrandt, his venerable mother’s 2 1/2 ft by 2 ft painted