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Record Number: 17632


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Anna Brownell Jameson, 4 February 1847: 'By the grace of M. Ferucci, we have Vasari from the library, & are ploughing through it [...] Really I do venture to think it a dull book. Perhaps when we reach his contemporaries, we may find more flesh & blood.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1847 and 4 Feb 1847

Country:

Italy

Time

evening

Place:

city: Pisa

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reading Group:

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writers

Religion:

various

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Giorgio Vasari

Title:

Delle vite de piu eccelenti pittori, scultori, ed archittetori

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

17632

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

14

Page:

114

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 114, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17632, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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