>GRI/1/4 George Richmond, memoranda book 1837-1839
George Richmond, memoranda book
Extent & Medium
1 volume, 1 piece
This volume is divided alphabetically and appears to have been intended for detailed analysis of the places and pictures seen while in Italy. Most entries do indeed appear in a relevant alphabetical place, Richmond uses a broad approach to indexing which incorporates places, persons and subjects. Many of the entries are dated and the book is complementary to the Rome diary (GRI/2/1) in that it supplies information for periods absent from the other volume including detail of the visit to Florence, Naples, Milan, Bologna and Munich. Strangely the book also contains the tattered receipt for a night's stay in an Inn in Carlisle. At "I" he gives an account of the family's journey from Florence to Rome. There are closely observed sketches of some of the works he saw while working in Italy, one, of Titian's 'Sacred and Profane Love', is noted as having been executed by Mrs. Palmer.