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63r (SM volume 39)


63r (SM volume 39)


(pencil) Albano - Tuesday, March 23d 1779 / Visited the Corsini Palace (Villa Corsini designed by Ferdinando Fuga, 1699-1781), it is new & / contains fifteen Windows in front & / two depths of Rooms, except in the Center / where the Saloon occupies the whole / depth; & in ht ^ with leaves went from a low / Mezzanine contains two of the other / Stories, the Walls & Cielings ^ wh are all flat are paint'd / in Grotesque, the rooms small & designed / & finished in the most tame manner / no pictures of any kind, the walls / being either hung or painted - / Over the beds, are Ellyptical Canopy's / wc have a very good effect. / Coming from Gensano (Genzano) to Laricca (sic) you / pass the Monumt of the Horatii & Curiatii / no inscription or medal has been found but / Sig. Angelotte ascertains its authenticity and small street plan showing location of S. Paolo



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