Sunday, 4 January 2009


On the bookshelves, below the poetry stack, there is a bust that looks as though it could be Homer. Gurlett refers to a bust of Homer that he considers a modern reproduction of the well-known type (Archäologische Zeitung, 1868).

Still harping on the Grand Tour tune, see this portrait of the youthful and rather sheepish Robert Clements (later to become first Earl of Leitrim) in a fruitless attempt to gain gravitas by proximity to the blind bard.

Pompeo Batoni, Italian, 1708-1787
Robert Clements, later 1st Earl of Leitrim (1732-1804)1754

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