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The gallery is a noble room, one hundred and sixty feet long, thirty wide, and twenty-four high. A small division is formed at each end, by two columns of grey marble, with gilt capitals, and as many statues in white marble (casts from antiques) between them. At the one end Apollo Vaticanus, and an Egyptian priestess; at the other, Antinöus, and Ceres. Here we find the following noble collection of pictures:

Seven pieces, representing the Duke of Marlborough's Battles. —Consolation of the Virgin', by C. Maratti.—Gipsies telling fortunes; by Espagnoletto: of uncommon merit; the professional countenance of the fortune-teller, in which cunning and roguery are strongly expressed, particularly good.—Holy Family; by Carlo Maratti.—Apollo crowning merit; a copy from Guido.—Holy Family; a copy from Raphael.—View of Venice; by Carmoletti.—Two Battle-pieces; by Berghem.—A Miracle of St, Paul; by Carlo Maratti.—A Female; by ditto.—Carlo Maratti; by himself.—A Man and his two Wives; by ditto.—Gamesters; by Espagnoletto. Three fine figures; the simplicity of the pigeon, and the professional sagacity of the gamester, well managed.—Christ in the Garden; by C. Maratti.—John in the Wilderness; by Espagnoletto. —Charles I. on horseback; by Vandyck.—Queen Anne;