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#583 - Philipp von Stosch

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Notable Prussian antiquarian, art dealer, and collector who lived in Rome and Florence (1691–1752). ALS in French, one page both sides, 7.25 x 8.5, no date but circa 1750. Letter to a baron. In part (translated): "You are right, Monsieur, calling the Princesse Borghese the most elegant lady of Italy. I know her since her early life and ecclesiastical history claims that cardinal Alexander and I, friends of her mother, have contributed much in forming her mind…Baron de Thun is still living here…He has a good cook and meets his Chanteuse who lives in the neighborhood…He does much better than many other foreigners, who make love to the ladies and lose their time and money.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall foxing, and a bit of show-through from writing to opposing sides. Accompanied by a later collector’s handwritten descriptions. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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