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Petrarch's Father throwing the Poet's Books into the Fire, (painting)

Artist:
Leonardi, Achille
Subject:
Petrarch
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 266
"(Ital.) Rome. Petrarch's father throwing the poet's books into the fire. 19 x 25. Petrarch's father, angered at the boy's love for the classics rather than for the study of law, to which he destined him, threw his precious manuscripts of the classics into the fire. The son's grief and despair, however, mollified the father, who snatched the books from the flames and bade him follow his own bent."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Artist nationality: Italian.
Artist address: Rome.
Topic:
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature
History--Italy
Portrait male--Child
Occupation--Writer
Occupation--Domestic--Fatherhood
State of Being--Emotion--Anger
Control number:
AECI 04120225
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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