Benedict Leonard Calvert - Thomas Hearne - 1723-9-3

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Benedict Leonard Calvert, Paris

Benedict Leonard Calvert - Thomas Hearne - 1723-9-3
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2150
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Rawl. letters 4, f° 379
AuthorAuthor of the document. Benedict Leonard Calvert
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Thomas Hearne
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . September 3, 1723
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Paris 48° 51' 23.80" N, 2° 21' 5.40" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Louis XV of France
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Cabinet
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Lettre du 3 septembre 1723 (de Paris): The honble Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq. informs me, in a Letter from Paris dated Sept. 3, 1723, that that Country affords little pleasure in the search of Antiquities; not that there is an entire want of them, but they are so disposed that it requires much time & application to see them. The King’s Library; being under some new regulations & alterations, is intirely shut up. His Closet of Medalls, &c., cannot be seen without an Order from himself. Indeed, at Versailes, in the Gardens, are several antique figures, which Mr. Calvert took some pains to examine. There are 3 senatorial figures, att y e feet of each a sort of Capsa, or Coffer. But yet which seems most valuable, as best executed, is one of Titus, the Roman Emperour, in the Military habit, resting one hand on a shield; on his Brest is represented two Angels, as it were supporting a Candlestick with seven Branches. This Mr. Calvert takes to be his triumph after the taking of Jerusalem. (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawl. letters 4, f° 379).