Tuesday, 01 September 2009
TO HELENE: FROM GENOA
I wanted to write you a letter.
In the old days
There’s so much
But you’ve left no forwarding address.
Where you’ve gone,
Notes: ‘Stregha’ is Italian for a witch. The ladies who run the Old Master drawing collections in leading Italian museums are notoriously difficult. ‘Gabinetto di disegni’ – drawing collection.
Catalogue raisonné – a catalogue of the complete work of a particular artists.
‘Perino del Vagina’ – unkind nickname for an American scholar who was a specialist in the work of the Italian Mannerist artist Perino del Vaga, 1501-1547.
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