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By Deristhe L. Hoyt, Homer W. Colby
Bearing on a visit to Italy made via the novelist Deristhe L. Hoyt. filled with certain illustrations.
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Extra resources for Barbara's Heritage, or, Young Americans Among the Old Italian Masters (Illustrated Edition)
Asked Barbara. ” “There are many very interesting things about this old city,” answered Mr. Sumner. “First of all, the striking changes through which it has passed. Once Pisa was on the sea, possessed a fine harbor, and in rich commerce was a rival of Genoa and Venice. C. Now the sea has left her and, with that, her commerce and importance in the world of trade. She is to-day so poor that there 16 Barbara’s Heritage is nothing to tempt travellers to come to her save a magnificent climate and this wonderful group of buildings.
Why! what is the matter? ” Bettina told of Barbara’s trouble. ” said Margery. “Mamma has just been talking to us about this very thing. She says that, if you like, Uncle Robert will teach us about the works of the Italian painters. You know he knows everything about them! ” “Yes,” said Malcom with a comical shrug, “the idea is that we all spend one or two mornings every week studying stiff old Madonnas and Magdalenes and saints! I love noble and beautiful paintings as well as any one, but I wonder if I can ever learn anything that will make me care to look twice at some of those old things in the long entrance gallery of the Uffizi.
And she drew a long breath. 36 Barbara’s Heritage “I think so too; and he practises what he preaches in his own painting. For don’t you remember those pictures we saw in his studio the other day? How he has painted those Egyptian scenes! A perfect tremor ran over me as I felt the terrible, solemn loneliness of that one camel and his rider in the limitless stretch of desert. I felt quite as he must have felt, I am sure; and the desert will always seem a different thing to me because I looked at that picture.
Barbara's Heritage, or, Young Americans Among the Old Italian Masters (Illustrated Edition) by Deristhe L. Hoyt, Homer W. Colby