PLATE LIII, LIP, LV.
§.6. In these three plates we have described nine fronts
of superb palaces, which at this time may be seen in Rome.
The first is the palace of the King of England, built by
Bramante de Urbino in the Borgho Nuovo, A. D. 1504. it
was lately in the posiession of Cardinal Hieron. Colonna.
The second is the palace os the Duke de Sora, in the
Apparitors ward, commonly called Rione di Parione, which
the same Bramante built for his friend the Cardinal Nicol. de
Fieschi, A. D. 1505. But I imagine there was no turret an-
nexed to it.
The third is the palace of SSri CafFarelli in the ward of St.
Eustachio, but described only in part. The Architect was
Rafaele d’Urbino, A. D. 1505.
The sourth is the house once belonging to Rafael himself,
in the Borgho Nuovo, and was of his own construbtion, A. D.
1513. Wherefore we have here exhibited the plan without
the absurd and useless ornaments it is now loaded with, wdiich
style was so repugnant to the taste os that celebrated artist, that
the additions were no doubt made by some other architedh.
Raphael himself gave the plan of this building. The person
at whose expence it was erected was Pope Leo X. The
builder was Bramante.
The fifth is the Palace Alla Lungara, once belonging to
Agost. de Chigi, a particular friend of Raphael. Here is
preserred the celebrated picture of Galatea by Raphael, with
some others. The Architect was Baldassare Peruzzi, A. D»
1518. Here Peruzzi painted a Xyst or portico with so much
art, that the resemblance deceived even Titian, who had been
previoussy informed of this wonderful work.
The sixth is the Palace os SSri Cenci in the asorementioned
Ward of St. Eustachio, close by the Custorn House. Julio
Romano gave the design os it for his friend Paoli Staci, A. D.