Page 439

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 439                         Munich

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 painting in the new picture gallery the “Destruction of Jeruselem”[sic] and several others. Tall and dignified, he would occasionally turn suddenly to us with an explanation as though he had just awakened, then resume his dreamy attitude before his new production representing Nero scorning christianity, containing many spirited figures, that I would much like to see finished.     I wished for a photograph representing this great genius with his raised hand ^giving the^ explanation of the conception.   No pictures for sale or exhibition, but a veritable studio.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Thence we essayed an entrance into the studies of the celebrated artists Profs Piloty and Rambach but they were closed and our ladies returned to the Hotel leaving Mr Castle and I to roam amongst Iron foundries and zinc establishments, the former much weeker [sic] and smaller than our home institutions, the latter insignificant, neither one having any fountains or figures to suit another run through the large gallery of Wimmer & Co

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Thence out a mile the sculpture establishment of the famous Schwanthaler who is the designer of so many large figures and groups which ornament the public buildings and ground of Munich.    I found four rooms filled with models scraps and some marble figures with several unfinished busts.   The urbanity of the proprietor was explained when he informed me that his entire force was employed on orders from Americans   and showed me the Photos of several, Gents and their wives from Chicago, Cint^i^ N.Y. Boston +c and that he made them entirely from pictures, price 600 fl each-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Thence to the large Bank of Bavaria where I obtain 160 pounds by draft on NY. @ 11 fl 51 kr for pound, and 9^36 per Napoleon less half

Page 444

Source: https://wadetravels.org/?page_id=1325