'Castel del Monte, Terra di Bari. Built by the Emperor Frederic the Second as a hunting seat 1220-50. now belonging to the Duca di Andria ...' (titlepage, fol. v). Ten leaves of drawings, mostly pen and wash, of Castel del Monte made on the spot (fol. v) for the Hon. Keppel Craven. The drawings consist of general views, plans and details. The name of the artist, 'Carlo Paris Architetto', is given at the foot of Plate I. The Hon. Keppel Richard Craven (1779-1851) was the youngest child of William, 6th Baron Craven; he resided in Naples, 1805, and in 1834 purchased a convent in the mountains near Salerno (see F. Boase, Modern English Biography, I (reprint 1965), col. 753). A detailed account of Castel del Monte is given in Craven's Excursions in the Abruzzi, II (1838), 324-35.
Paper; ff. vi + 10 plates. c. 1834. Large quarto (plates guarded-in). Half leather, brown, with red cloth.
From the Hon. Keppel Craven the drawings passed to the Hon. William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways (served in the diplomatic service in Naples, 1822, 1828-32; 4th Earl of Ilchester 1858) who gave them to Harriot Georgiana Mundy (for whom see SAL/MS/489), 1856. Reference, fol. iv, to the Markeaton Library (Markeaton Hall, near Derby, seat of the Mundy family). Initials of Emily Maria Georgiana Mundy (d. 1929; daughter-in-law of Harriot Georgiana Mundy), fol. i. Presented by the former's cousin, the Rev. William Gilchrist Clark-Maxwell, FSA (see SAL/MS/489), 6 Dec. 1929 (fol. ii). A.J., 10 (1930), 310.
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