James Russel in near Albano, Italy - in the beginning of the 1740's

from Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England. Adorned with copper plates. Volume 1, pages 42-43:

In October last, I was three or four days at Albano […] I happened to be walking one day in a pleasant road, through a great wood; when, on a sudden, I heard a confused noise of singing, fiddling, and braying. I stood still, surprized for some time, not being able to conjecture what could be the cause of so odd a consort. At last appeared a jovial company of Amazons and …   more >>

cite as

James Russel, Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England. Adorned with copper plates. Volume 1, volume 1 (London, 1750), p. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509101848202 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: near Albano, Italy

Listeners

James Russel
Antiquary, Painter
17??-1763

Listening to

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singing and fiddling

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1740's
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:57:28 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:19:15 +0000