James Russel in Rome - January, 1742, at night

from Letters from a young painter abroad to his friends in England. Adorned with copper plates. Volume 1, page 79:

A picture of a Madonna, that is, of the blessed Virgin and our Saviour in her arms, is hung up almost at every corner in the streets. Here every evening an Ave Maria is sung, with an Invocation to all the saints; while the streets ring with an Ora pro nobis, sent out of the mouth of children kneeling round, and repeating it together as loud as they can bawl.

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. 79. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509102786093 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

James Russel
Antiquary, Painter
17??-1763

Listening to

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Ave Maria
'Ora Pro Nobis' performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1742, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:13:06 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:50:26 +0000