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Inscription

across top of sheet in brown ink: Horaces Villa val D'Ustica 8 miles distant from Tivoli beyond vico varo: s Rocca Giovanni; lower left in image, in urn: Ville / attica/ Oraziana; lower left on altar: Bardela / Licenza / Civitella / Villa di Orazio / Roccagov i/ Sempia di Vacu[?]/ Fonte Digenza/ Rianduciae/ Libro I/ Epistl. 16; lower right on altar: WR(?) (sometimes read as PSR) (in monogram) 1762; upper center verso in brown ink: Dr Syke you looked so like / a tipsy Faun, at parting just descended from Quintilian Hills / That vile tickets(?) for self and friends to quaff at Fons Blandusia; center to lower verso in brown pen and ink: (not deciphered); Situation / of Horaces Villa; (not deciphered) / Fons Blandusia / at which when arrived drink my Health, and I shall (not deciphered) geting there not in Loathsome Lacrima by C / a bumpter of Lunelle / if Joh Noble Bipede Hath the (not deciphered) of the enthusiastico classicke than Ecclesiastiche / Horace (not deciphered) Virgil He will be inchanted more with dens of Horace than Paradiso of Pope; (not deciphered) Temple of Vacuna / or (not deciphered) restored by / Vespasian / at Rocca Giovane / vide late / Published dissertation you / or Geo Wille bought at Rome.

Provenance

(Christopher Mendez, London); purchased 2017 by NGA.