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49 (SM volume 164)


49 (SM volume 164)


(pen, in another hand) Signore Filippo Coppolo / alla Citta di Caprea / (pen, Soane) July 3d 1779 / Sr Willm Hamilton's book (Soane's library has copies of the book of William Hamilton's vases: Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honble Wm Hamilton by P.F. Hugues called Baron D'Hancarville, published in Florence, 4 volumes, 1767-1776. An incomplete set (I-II) was bought by Soane in 1803 for 10 guineas and a complete set (I-IV) in 1830 for £18.) / cost 20 Ounces (perhaps refers to the English translation of 'onza', a Sicilian coin worth about ten shillings) / Mr Patteson (J.Inagmells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997: John Patteson, textile merchant and brewer of Norwich, 1755-1833) / Piranesi's Pantheon / Coliseum / Vesta at Tivoli / Cecilia Mettelle / School of Athens & / Campania (These prints were probably for Patteson. Soane had met G.B. Piranesi before his death on 9 November 1778 and had been given four prints: Pantheon, Monument of Cecilia Metella, Arch of Constantine and Arch of Septimus Severus (hung in Picture Room). There are also five framed and three unframed prints by Piranesi, none of which include the Coliseum, School of Athens or Campania as well as some bound volumes.)



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