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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–House of Raphael Mengs, Via Vittoria 54

Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779), though born in the Kingdom of Bohemia, resided much of his life in Rome. At the point where Casanova visited him in Rome, Mengs lived at Via Vittoria 54, not far from the Spanish Steps. J. … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Less Known Brother

Last year when I visited the Casanovist (and my friend) Marco Leeflang, he showed me the many artworks in his home, most of them by his father. But on the mantel in one room sat this drawing by Giovanni Casanova, … Continue reading

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