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May 28, 2006



Whoot! I was just in Ariccia last week. Lovely place. Hot, though (as it is here in Indiana).

Plain Jane

Holbein's portraits are wonderful. Of course, he got into some disfavor with Henry VIII when his portrait of Anne of Cleves was more appealing than the original. As much as I love the statuette of Baset, I still prefer the warm furry version that's sharing my lap as I type. Cats rule!


Jane, I tend to think that that was Henry's fault, not Holbein's! Obviously, I can't verify the accuracy of Holbein's portraits, but somehow he makes me believe that they are uncannily accurate, and Henry was a fairly capricous man anyway. (I've noticed with my own face that full-on views are considerably different than three-quarter views, too.)

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