Monday, March 13, 2006

It Takes All Kinds-

”Francis Seymour-Conway, Earl of Yarmouth and later 3rd Marquess of Hertford, was not a likeable man. He was a wayward son, a wretched husband, a feckless Irish landlord, a Tory autocrat abusive of reform, and an example, according to the self-righteous Greville, of undisguised debauchery. His redeeming characteristic was the sensibility which he exercised in the [art] sale-rooms of London and Paris in the first thirty years of the 19th century”.

from "The 3rd Marquess of Hertford (1777-1842) as a Collector" by John Ingamells. London; 1983.

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