AR77: Letter from Luigi Cozzio to Sir William Holburne
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|Title||Letter from Luigi Cozzio to Sir William Holburne|
|Object type||In category: Library and Archive » Document|
|Date||4- 4- 1828|
Cozzio, Luigi (known) - Author(s)
|Place of origin||Europe » Northern Europe » British Isles » Great Britain » England » Bath|
22.7 cm height whole
18.5 cm width whole
|Materials & techniques||
Pictures: Medium » Ink
Pictures: Support » Paper
A letter written in Italian from Luigi Cozzio to Sir William Holburne, 4 April, 1828
Sir William Holburne
Stimatissimo Sig.r Cavaliere
Bath 4 Aprile 1828
Ritornando da Bristol ho portato con me una Cassa di quadri che lei non ha veduto. Se adunque volesse farmi l'onore di una visita gle ne sarei grato.
Come anche avrei Caso che Sir William volesse riconsiderare li 3 quadri che ha ?dentro, ed essendo la sua ultima offerta non irragionevole, e dal altro canto dovendo fare un sagrificio, e' molto meglio per me a farlo con lei a cui ho delle obligazioni, che con un altro, onde sono determinato a contentarlo e cosi rientrare nelle buone grazie di Sir Will. Hoburne.
Frattanto mi creda
Di Lei Sig. re Cav.
No.1 Abbey St.
The letter may be translated:
Sir William Holburne
Most Esteemed Sir Knight
Bath 4 April 1828
Having returned from Bristol, I have brought with me a case of paintings which you have not seen. If you would do me the honour of a visit I should be obliged.
If it be the case that Sir William would also reconsider the 3 paintings that he has ?seen, as his last offer was not unreasonable, and as I must make a sacrifice, it would be much better for me to make it with you, to whom I am already obliged, than with another, as I am determined to please you and thus re-enter into the good graces of Sir William Holburne.
Meanwhile, believe me
Your most obliged servant
No.1 Abbey St. [Bath]
Further details about Luigi Cozzio have yet to be discovered. It is not clear whether Holburne did purchase the paintings referred to in the letter.
|Muse theme||The Art of Collecting
The History of the Holburne Collection » Sir William Holburne and his Collection » Building the Collection
The History of the Holburne Collection » The Collection » Library and Archive
|Method of acquisition||Bequest|
|Provenance||Sir T. W. Holburne (1793-1874); by whom bequeathed to Mary-Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882); by whom bequeathed to the Museum|
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