Drawings of the collection of statues, busts, bas reliefs, vases, fountains, etc., formed in Rome by the Marqués del Carpio, while ambassador of Charles II of Spain to Pope Innocent XI (1676-82). The drawings are mostly highly finished pencil, with some colour wash. Captions, Spanish, describe materials, occasionally artists, and in some cases provenance (Cardinal de Massimi, Cardinal Nini). Carpio owned forty-three albums of drawings of which only a few survive.
They were exhibited and presented by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks Hon VPSA on 22 June 1882 (signature, fol. ii, and record of presentation). Proc., 2nd.ser., 9 (1881-3), 175.