Hardwicke papers. Vol. DCCCCI, journals of two tours made by William Freeman, maternal grandfather of the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, viz., in Flanders, 1726, and (f. 17) in France, Switzerland, and Italy, 1727-1729.

Author
Freeman, William, -1738 [Browse]
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Book
Language
  • English
  • Italian
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1727-1729.
Summary note
Freeman's first tour begins in Belgium. He visits many cathedrals and churches and describes them in detail. He comments on works of art by Michelangelo and Rubens. When describing his travels in Italy, Freeman writes in Italian. In Rome Freeman sees many of the major tourist sites, including Bernini's baldacchino in St Peter's Basilica, the statue of Marcus Aurelius and Bernini's sculpture 'The Rape of Proserpina'. Freeman seems particularly interested in paintings and mentions the work of many famous Baroque and Renaissance artists. After visting the major cities of Italy, Freeman continues to write in Italian when describing his time in France. During his travels he visits Roman temples and ruins in Nimes. In the second tour Freeman begins in Calais then visits the principle cities and towns in France and Italy. The second tour is written in English.
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AMDigital Reference: Add 36249
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British Library
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Italian, English.
OCLC
1373886460
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