The sitter was the principal antiquarian cicerone, or guide, to the English visitors to Rome.

He was a colourful and opinionated character. Here, he points to a map of Italy with his sister Isabella on left. The portly figure on right is his partner Christopher Norton. The elderly couple in the centre are his parents.

Provenance

Mrs Robert Tritton, Kent; sale Christie's, 1983.


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