James Russel in Vatican Palace, Rome - 1 June, 1741

from Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England. Adorned with copper plates. Volume 1, pages 54-55:

Our holy father the pope took possession of the church of S. John de Laterano on the last day of April: but, as that ceremony had nothing very extraordinary in it, I shall make it give way to the following; which was the most grand and magnificent spectacle, which I have seen since I have been in this place.

 

On the 1st Inst. being the Festa del Corpus Domini, the pope sung mass in the chapel of the palace of the Vatican; after which, he carried the host through the church of S. PETER, and the suburbs adjacent.

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James Russel, Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England. Adorned with copper plates. Volume 1, volume 1 (London, 1750), p. 54-55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509102410828 accessed: 2 February, 2023

location of experience: Vatican Palace, Rome

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James Russel
Antiquary, Painter
17??-1763

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Mass performed by The Pope

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Date/Time 1 June, 1741
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:06:50 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:45:05 +0000