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A RETURN of the different WORKS OF ART, for the re

moval of which the Sum of £9,971 10s. 5d. has been paid, out of the Pecuniary Indemnities received from France, to the Chevalier Canova; with a Statement, showing upon whose account they were removed :-Of the manner in which the Sum of £1,269,071. Is. 9 d. paid also out of the Pecuniary Indemnities, and which is stated to have been paid for the use of the British Forces in France, has been applied :and, of the grounds upon which the following Payments were made out of the said Pecuniary Indemnities; viz. The Sum of £99,331. 48.7d. to M. de Ladebat;--of £3,400 to Mr. Martin ;--and of £60,000 to the Representatives of the French East India Company.



Page 1. List of the Works of Ancient Art, which were taken from Rome by

the French, in 1797, and carried to Paris.—(Translation.) .......... 627 2. Application of the sum of £1,269,071. 1.98. paid on account of the

British Forces in France .... 3. Payment of £99,331. 4s. 7d. to M. de Ladebat

631 4. Payment of £3,400. to Mr. Martin 5. Payment of £60,000. on account of the French East India Company... 633



No. 1.- List of the Works of Ancient Art, which were taken from

Rome by the French in 1797, and carried to Paris.-( Translation,)



1. The Torso Belvedere. 2. Antinous ditto. 3. Hercules, with a child in his arms, supposed to be Ajax. 4. Apollo Belv dere. 5. Laocoon ditto. 6. Meleager. 7. A Colossal Nile, in a recumbent posture. 8. A Colossal Tiber. 9. Cleopatra, or rather Ariadne. Demosthenes, in a sitting posture. 11. Trajan, ditto. 12. Posidippus, ditto. 13. Menander. 14. Hygicia. 15. Phocion, the Athenian Genei al. 16. An Amazon. 17. Adonis. 18. A crouching Venus. 19. Paris. 20. Apollo, with his Lyre. 21 to 29. The Nine Muses. 30. A Colossal Melpomene. 31. A Semi-Colossal Ceres. 32. Sphinx of Oriental Granite. 33. Another, ditu. 34. Sardanapalus. 35. A Priest. 36. Tibcrius. 37. Augustus. 38. A Discobolus. 39. Ditto. 40. Urunia, in a sitting posture, five palms high. 41. Ceres, five palms high. 42. Antinous Capitolinus. 43. Apollo, with the Hippogryph. 44. Group of Cupid and Psyche. 45. A dying Gladiator. 46. Juno. 47. Pandora. 48. Faunus, by Praxiteles. 49. Zeno. 50. Flora. 51. Venus. 52. Antinous, represented as an Egyptian Idol. 53. Torso of Cupid. 54. A Statue of Hyzieia of “ Nero An. tico.” 55. A Youth, extracting a thorn from his foot, in bronze.


56. Menelaus. 57. Minerra. 58. Cato and Portia. 59. Tragedy 60. Comedy. 61. Jupiter. 62. Jupiter Serupis. 63. Antinous 64. Hadrianus. 65 Oceanus. 66. Homer. 67. Ariadne. 68. Alerander. 69. Marcus Brutus. 70. Junius Brutus, in bronze. 71. A Sarcophagus, with figures of the Nine Muses in bas relief. 72. Another, ditto, representing the Triumph of the Nereids. 73. A Candelabra, with intaglios. 74. Another, ditto. 75. Another, ditto. 76. A circular Altar, with Bacchanalians. 77. A Tripod, in marble, with intaglios. 78. A Cippus, with embellishments. 79. Another, ditto. 80. A curule Chair. 81. Another, ditto. 82. A capacious Vase, or Bell of Basalt. 83. Another Tripod, in marble. 84. An ancient Seat of Rosso Antico. 85. Another, ditto.

PAINTINGS. 1. The Transfiguration, by Raphael. 2. A Madonna of Foligno, by Raphael. 3. St. Petronilla, by Guercino. 4. St. Jerome, by Domenichino. 5. A dead Christ, carrying to the Sepulchre, by Cara. vaggio. 6. A dead Christ, from the Church of St. Francesco Aripa, by Carracci. 7. St. Erasmus, by Poussin. 8. The Martyrs, by Va. lentino. 9. The Ladder of St. Benedict, by Andrea Sacchi. 10. The Miracle of the Corporal, ditto. 11. Fortuna, by Guido 12. St. Gre gory, by Carracci. 13. The Descent from the Cross, by Borroccio. 14. The Virgin in Heaven, by Perugino. 15. The Virgin Crowned, by Raphael. 16. A Chiaroscuro, representing the Three Virtues, by Raphael. 17. St. Cecilia, by Raphael. 18. The Martyrdom of St. Agnes, by Domenichino. 19. The Rosary, by Domenichino. 20. St. Petronius, by Cavedone. 21. The Massacre of the Innocents, by Guido. 22. The Purification of the Virgin, by Guido. 23. The Annunciation, by Guido. 24. The Circumcision, by Guercino. 25 a' 26. St. Joseph asking pardon of the Virgin, by Tiarini. 27. The Assumption, by Hannibal Carracci. 28. The Apparition of the Virgin, by Hannibal Carracci. 29. Christ culling St. Matthew, by Lodovico Carracci. 30. The Virgin appearing to St. Dominick, by L. Carracci, &c. &c. &c.

Nota Bene.—The above List is imperfect in regard to the Paintings; the Undersigned not having been enabled to enter the Museum for the purpose of correcting it. It will, therefore, be necessary to add to it some other Paintings, which, whether. exhibited or not, are the Property of Rome, and of the Papal States. Of the latter, an accurate Return is expected every moment.

The 500 Manuscripts will be easily recognized by their marks, which are peculiar to the Vatican Library, whence they were taken. To these must be added likewise, the Medals, Prints, Cameos, and Christian Antiquities, of which the Vatican Museum was despoiled, independently of the articles surrendered under the Armistice, previous to the Treaty of Tolentino; the latter articles alone would amount to a sum of about seven millions of francs.


Perpetual Superintendent of the Paris, Sept. 19, 1815.

Academy for Fine Arts of Rome.

The above was received from M. Canova, as the List of the Works of Art belonging to the Papal Government, taken from Rome in 1797, and carried to Paris.

For the removal of these articles from Paris to Rome in 1815. directions were given, by the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, to place at the disposal of M. Canova, the sum of 251,498 francs, to be charged on the Pecuniary Indemnity payable by France, in virtue of the Conventions signed at Paris on the 20th November, 1815.


No. 2.- Application of the Sum of £1,269,071. 1s. 94d. paid on account

of the British Forces in France. By the Convention No. 4, concluded on the 20th November, 1815, in conformity with the 5th Article of the principal Treaty relating to the Military Occupation of the Northern Parts of France by the Allied Powers, it was provided, that the Army of 150,000 men, which was to occupy a line along the Frontiers of that Country, should be maintained by the French Government in the following manner; lodging, fuel, and lighting, provisions and forage, were to be furnished in kind. For the pay and equipment, the clothing and other incidental matters, the French Government were to provide by the payment of 50,000,000 francs per annum.

The 150,000 men to be thus maintained by France were to be furnished by the Allied Powers in the following Contingents, and the Annual Payment of 50,000,000 francs was subdivided in the like proportions :

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By a subsequent arrangement entered into on the 10th February, 1817, the Allied Troops were to be reduced to 120,000 men, from the 1st of April of that year, by a reduction of one-fifth of the Contingent of each of the Allied Powers, and the Payments by France on account of equipment, clothing, &c. were to be diminished in the like proportion.

Under these Arrangements the British Government received towards the Pay, &c. of the British Troops, the Sum of 28,571,428 francs, 50 cents; but the Expenses defrayed there actually amounted to 33,815,218 francs, 55 cents. being 5,243,793 francs, 5 cents, equal to £207,346. 7s. 7{d. above that amount.

In addition to these Payments in France, various Expenses were incurred in England; many of the Officers drew their pay in this Country; the clothing was provided here, and some contingent expenses were paid.

A Return of the several Regiments stationed in France was made to Parliament in a separate Estimate, for the years 1816, 1817, and 1818, and was voted in Supply; Ways and Means, however, were not provided to make good the Supply, it being distinctly understood that the whole expense of this Force was to be defrayed out of the Money paid by France expressly on account of the Army of Occupation, or out of the Money to be received from Pecuniary Indemnities.

In conformity with this understanding, the Paymaster-General was required from time to time to furnish Accounts of the Sums actually paid by him for the service of those Regiments which were stationed in France, and for which no provision had been made by Parliament; and the amount so disbursed by him was replaced out of the Pecuniary Indemnities. These Sums amounted altogether to £1,061,724. 14s. 2d. which being added to the excess, which arose as above stated in France, viz. £207,346. 78. 7{d, the total is the amount of £1,269,071. Is. 9ļd. expended out of these Funds on account of the British Army in France.

No. 3.- Payment of £99,331. 4s. 7d. to M. de Ladebat. In the month of March 1793, a considerable quantity of Silver BulLion was deposited for safe custody at the Bank of England, by Messrs. Bourdieu and Co. by whom it had been purchased on account of, and by order from, the Caisse d'Escompte at Paris. Proceedings were in. stituted in the Court of Exchequer, with a view to the condemnnation of this Property to His Majesty's use, it being supposed to belong to the then existing French Government, which Proceedings were, however, opposed by Messrs. Bourdieu and Co. on the ground; 1. That under the circumstances of the Case, the Government had no legal right to the Bullion so seized; and, 2. That if the Government had any such legal right, that nevertheless they (Bourdieu and. Co.) were entitled to reimburse themselves, in the first instance, out of the Property, the amount which they had paid in discharge of certain Bills, drawn upon them by the Caisse d'Escompte, and accepted by them previously to the Sequestration.

The Court of Exchequer decided both the Points in favour of the Crown, and as the Bullion had already, by the consent of all Parties, been sold and vested in the Public Funds, the Court awarded, that the amount so invested should be placed at the disposal of the Crown.

An Appeal against this decision was made to the House of Lords, by Messrs. Bourdieu and Co. which was subsequently abandoned, upon the understanding that they should receive, by the grace and favour of the Crown, the Sum due to them on account of this transaction with the Caisse d'Escompte; and that Sum having, upon subsequent examination been found to be £50,512. 16s. Id. it was paid to them out of the proceeds of the Stock so transferred for the Crown's use.

The Balance remaining of this Property was £108,777. 178. 8d. In 1807 and 1808 it was paid into the Exchequer.

Upon the restoration of Peace in 1814, M. de Ladebat arrived in this Country, to claim the restitution of this Property, as representing the Caisse d'Escompte, on the ground that British Subjects had been compensated for similar Sequestrations by France. Before his Claim was admitted, he was required to prove, that he was himself the rightful Owner, and that no other Persons had any right or title to any portion of the Money, as Proprietor of the Caisse d'Escompte.

Considerable discussion upon and investigation into this fact took place, and reference was made to the Government of France upon

the subject, the result of which was to establish M. de Ladebats Claim. An Account was therefore prepared, showing the actual value of the Bullion when seized ; and Interest thereupon at the rate of 3 per cent. per annum was allowed, from the date when the proceeds first became productive of Interest by the investment in the Public Funds. From the Account thus stated, there was deducted the Sum paid to Messrs. Bourdieu and Co, with the Interest thereon, at the same rate, from the

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