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Sir Richard Colt Hoare: Notes on paintings in Italy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4155

Scope and Contents

Manuscript in the Sandars Collection. Two notebooks on paintings in Italy, bound together. I. Notes on paintings and other works of art in Rome (fos 1-62). The main description is on the rectos, the versos are generally occupied by additional notes. An entry on fo. 29 is dated 17 January 1787. II. Similar notes for Florence, Bologna and other towns in Northern Italy (fos 63-162). Fos 85-112, 158-162 and many of the versos are blank.


  • Creation: 1787 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (163 folios))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The notes were purchased by Samuel Sandars at the sale of the Hoare Library, Stourhead, in 1883. Sandars bequeathed the notebooks to the Library in 1894.

Related Materials

Another Hoare notebook, MS.Add.3555, replicates much of the information in no. I.

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