Tag Archives: Longhi

Where Casanova Lives Now

After seeing the recent exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” and visiting Marco Leeflang, we got to wondering where are the portraits of Casanova? They were not displayed at the exhibit. Marco knew that Giuseppe Bignami owned one, but where … Continue reading

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Fans of Fans

It’s the 18th century in Venice. You are fortunate enough to call on friends in drawing rooms like this: Along with your stylish outfit, if you are a woman, you’d also accessorize with a fan. Ca’ Mocenigo displays such drawing … Continue reading

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She Was Not a Rhino

I came across this historical tidbit the other day when I was reading The Wynne Diaries, ¬†edited by Anne Fremantle. The diaries are by Elizabeth (Betsey) Fremantle, (nee Wynne), niece of the Venetian writer Giustiniana Wynne: “We go to walk … Continue reading

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