Pencillings By The Way (volume 1-3)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byNathaniel Parker Willis

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER V. Sienna -- Posgiobonsi -- Bonconvento -- Encouragement of French artists by their government--Acquapendente--Poor besgar, the original of a sketch by Cole -- Bolsena -- YoWcinium -- Scenery -- Curious state of the chestnut woods. Sienna.--A day and a half on my journey to Rome. With a party of four nations inside, and two strangers, probably Frenchmen, in the cabriolet, we have jogged on at some three miles in the hour, enjoying the lovely scenery of these lower Apennines at our leisure. We slept last night at Poggiobonsi, a little village on a hillside, and arrived at Sienna for our mid-day rest. I pencil this note after an hour's ramble over the city, visiting once more the cathedral, with its encrusted marbles and naked graces, and the three shell-shaped square in the centre of the city, at the rim of which the eight principal streets terminate. There is a fountain in the midst, surrounded with bassi relievi much disfigured. It was mentioned by Dante. The streets were deserted, it being Sunday, and all the people at the Corso, to see the racing of horses without riders. # * * # # Bonconvento.--We sit, with the remains of a traveller's supper on the table--six very social companions. Our cabriolet friends are two French artists, on their way to study at Rome. They are both pensioners of the government, each having gained the annual prize at the Academy in his separate branch of art, which entitles him to five years' support in Italy. They are full of enthusiasm, and converse with all the amusing vivacity of their nation. The Academy of France send out in this manner five young men annually, ACQUAPENDENTE. 47 who have gained the prizes for painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and engraving. This is the place where Henry the Seventh of Ger...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER V. Sienna -- Posgiobonsi -- Bonconvento -- Encouragement of French artists by their government--Acquapendente--Poor b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217245994

ISBN - 13:9780217245999

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