The painters voyage of Italy in which all the famous paintings of the most eminent masters are particularised, as they are preserved in the several cities of Italy ...
Barri, Giacomo, ca. 1630-ca. 1690., Lodge, William, 1649-1689.
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TO The Right Honourable THOMAS, Lord BELLASIS, Viscount FAƲLCONBERG.

My Lord,

WHen I had the ho∣nour to attend your Lordship in your Embassy to the States of Venice, it was my fortune Page  [unnumbered] there to meet with a small Piece, entituled Viaggio Pittoresco d'Italia, the Task being of no very great difficulty, and alto∣gether agreeable to my own in∣clination, I have gratified my self; and I hope not disobliged ingenious Artists in a faithful rendition of it into English; which I have done the rather because the Book is rarely to be found in Italy, and I can∣not remember I have seen any Original in England but that which is in my own hands. I Page  [unnumbered] have taken courage to prefix your Lordships honourable name to this Translation to render it acceptable to the world, under the Patronage of an acurate Judge, and a zealous lover and encourager of the noble Art of Painting. If it may serve to put your Lordship in mind of the pleasure you received by a personal view and admiration of those great Masters elaborate Pieces when your Lordship was abroad; and in any mea∣sure testifie my desires to serve Page  [unnumbered] your Lordship, 'tis the greatest Honour and satisfaction can be wished for, or is attainable by,

My LORD,

Your Lordship's most obliged and most obedient Servant W. L.