Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Interesting lady: Vittoria Colonna

I'd  been really missing this section

Vittoria Colonna  by Sebastiano del Piombo, c 1520

Name: Vittoria Colonna

Date of birth: 1490

Title: Marchesa de Pescara

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: intellectual, poetess,  influence important figures of her time, write letters.

First published work: Rime de la Divina Vittoria Colonna Marchesa di Pescara, in 1538

Good friend: Michaelangelo Buonarrotti. They exchanged letters, she inspired him and he wrote poems to and about her. He also made a drawing of her , this one:


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