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Record Number: 30787


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Left at 12.30 and reached Munich at 9, but the journey didn't seem at all long. Read Morelli and "La Cousine Bette". Stopped at the Hotel Belle Vue, supper and so to bed.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

4 Aug 1895

Country:

Germany

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: on board train between Frankfurt and Munich

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:

Reader:

Gertrude Bell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Jul 1868

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Oxford graduate, language student, yet to take up formal occupation as archaeologist and political advisor

Religion:

Christian (Anglican) later declared herself atheist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Giovanni Morelli (pseud. Ivan Lermolieff)

Title:

?Kunstkritische Studien über italienische Malerei

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1890-1893

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30787

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University Library University http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk

Additional Information:

Diary entry 4 August 1895. http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/diary_details.php?diary_id=1590

Citation:

Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University Library University http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30787, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Giovanni Morelli (18161891) was an Italian art critic and political figure, who wrote in German on Art History, under the pseudonym of Ivan Lermolieff

   
   
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