Diary Of An Idle Woman In Italy (volume 1)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byFrances Minto Dickinson Elliot

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II. The Portrait of the Cenci--The Ruins of the Palace of the Cfesars, and Sermon at the Coliseum--Rospigliosi Palace--The Cardinals' Fete--Churches of the Trastevere and Corsini Palace-- Solemn Benediction at San Gregorio -- Colonna Palace, Gardens, and Ruins--The Conservatorio Rooms at the Capitol-- Church of Ara Coeli--Party at the American Embassy--Villa Lodovisi. "IVrOT one of the innumerable copies gives any idea of the pensive, supplicating look of the Barberini Cenci, that sweetest and prettiest of all Guido's heads. She looks into one's face with an expression full of plaintive anxiety, as if excusing her dreadful crime, and imploring pity and love in a way that quite brings tears into one's eyes. The painting bears evidence of having been finished in haste, particularly the background, which gives it an additional air of reality. A portrait, said to be of her mother-in-law, hangs beside her--a hard, brazen-faced Italian dame, redolent of intrigue. Then there is Eaphael's "Slave" close by; a charming picture, full of effect, but not of his usual effect--more like a Murillo or a Titian--the dress Eastern and picturesque. She is a fair beauty, while by her side hangs the naked portrait of his own Fornarina, with a bracelet bearing his name on her bare arm--a bold, staring thing, with vicious eyes looking out of their corners at one--as a painting, infinitely inferior to that divine portrait of her in the Tribune at Florence, where the same face and form are transformed into a Juno of majesty and beauty. All these treasures are in one small whitewashed room. Indeed, the whole "gallery" is contained in two rooms. In the second are pretty things of Albano's, representing Diana; but I grow weary of his affectation. It is impossible to imagine such a ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II. The Portrait of the Cenci--The Ruins of the Palace of the Cfesars, and Sermon at the Coliseum--Rospigliosi Palace--The C...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217928293

ISBN - 13:9780217928298

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