Microreview 28: The English Prize

Sánchez-Jáuregui, María Dolores, & Scott Wilcox. The English Prize: The Capture of the Westmorland, an Episode of the Grand Tour. New Haven: Yale UP, 2012. ISBN 978-0300176056.

The 1779 capture of a British vessel laden with exquisite works from Rome & Italy. Unusual art book, not just aesthetically, but for the near-endless historical-political issues touched by its theme. I give *****/5.

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