View of Piazza della Signoria in Florence

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A small audience sitting on benches on a tribune next to the equestrian statue of Cosimo I de’ Medici in Piazza della Signoria, watching a military parade of the guards of the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of Lorena (1765-1790), son of the Empress Maria Theresa of Habsburg and brother of Joseph II. The soldiers, forming an L-shaped cordon and led by four battalion officers, are recognizable by their tricorns and the bayonets. At the center of the square, under the grand building of Palazzo Vecchio, stands a troop of drummers. Figures in the the foreground include a group of cavalrymen bearing a banner and followed by a cart on the right; a lady and gentleman waiting for a landau carriage at center; and a figure, maybe a soldier on look-out, watching the scene in Palazzo Uguccioni’s shadow on the left.


  • Creator: Patch, Thomas, 1725-1782, artist.
  • Title: [View of Piazza della Signoria in Florence with the Grand Duke’s military guard] [art original].
  • Production: [Florence], [not after 1782]

Catalog Record

Drawings P294 no. 1 Box D205

Acquired September 2022

Nuova e facile grammatica della lingua inglese per gl’italiani…

Nuova e facile grammatica della lingua inglese per gl'italiani

New and easy grammar of the English tongue for the Italians.
  • Author: Barker, Edward, carmelite.
  • Title: Nuova e facile grammatica della lingua inglese per gl’italiani : arricchita di frasologia e dialoghi del molto reverendo padre Eduardo Barker carmelitano scalzo della provincia di Toscana.
  • Edition: Seconda edizione / corretta, ed accresciuta dall’autore.
  • Published: Firenze : Nella stamperia di Gio. Batista Stecchi e Anton-Guiseppe Pagani : si vende da Giovacchino Pagani, MDCCLXXI [1771].

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Acquired July, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.