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hands.—Venus Callipega, by Maina; delicate and graceful, looking over her shoulder and holding the fine drapery of her garment above her right arm.—A Dancing Fawn, with the crotalos in his hand.—A ditto, with a fistula in his hand, and a goat over his shoulder.—A Venus de Medici.—An Apollo Vaticanus;—the four last admirable copies from the antique. At the upper end of the hall stands a Colossal statue of Ariadne, antique, with a thyrsus in her right hand; her left hand elevated; the drapery fine, but hair and face stiff. On one side are two good busts, copies, a dying Alexander, and a Julius Cæsar. A most agreeable effect is produced by the Cerulean blue of the Scaglioni composition, that lines the niches; which relieves, in a surprising manner, the glittering white marble of which these exquisite pieces of statuary are composed.

The suite of apartments to the left of the hall from the grand entrance is

The ante-room, thirty feet by twenty, where we find the following specimens of the arts:

An antique Egyptian Isis, with the lotus in her hand, two feet and a half high ; the swelling of the muscles and contour of the body finely shewn through the drapery. It stands on a valuable table of inlaid marble.—A fine Claude, small.—George II. whole length, 1754, by Shackleton.—William Duke