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WALKS TROUGH THE STUDII

OF

THE SCULPTORS AT ROME.

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WALKS THROUGH THE STUDII

OF

THE SCULPTORS AT ROME

WITII

A BRIEF HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL SKETCH

OF SCULPTURE

BY

GOUNT HAWKS LE GRIGE
Chamberlain of honour to his Holiness the Pope; knight
of s. Gregory the Great, and of several orders of Merit ;
Virtuoso of the Pantheon ; honorary Member of the Acade-
my of s. Luke ; of the Archeological, Arcadian and Ti-
berine Academies of Rome ; of the Imperial Academy of
Florence ;

of the Pontifical Academy and Institute of Bo-
logna; of the Academy of the Fine Arts of New York ; and
of the Royal Antiquarian Society of Edinburgh etc. etc. etc.

Artibus Ingenuis quaesita est gloria mullis

Vol. 1.

R O M E

Printed by Crispino Puccinelli
and sold by Monaldini Num. 79. Piazza di Spagna

184 1.

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PREFACE.

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he Author of the

following " Walks " has resided several

years in Rome , the Mistress of the Fine Arts; and has had abundant leisure and every facility to visit repeatedly and in detail its treasures of ancient and modern sculpture. He has often regretted, and this regret has been participated by several of his Acquaintance, that, whilst there

not wanting notices of the works of the ancient master s preserved in the public and private Museums of Rome, the stranger is left without literary facilities of any sort to enable him to visit with pleasure and advantage the Roman Studii, which contain so many objects of interest to the enlightened Traveller. He therefore yielded to the solicitations of some kind friends, and resolved, to the best of his humble ability, to supply this desideratum; and has omitted no exertion to make this little volume a faithful transcript of the objects which it describes. His observations he presumes not to address to the Professional Artist:

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