Isabella d’Este (b. 1474, Ferrara, Italy; d.1539 Romagna, Italy), Marchioness of Mantua, known as “The First Lady of the Renaissance.” Portrait by Titian with a balzo, the famous Capigliari headdress.
When Alethe arrived at a suitable age, she was taught, like other children of the priestesses, to take a share in the service and ceremonies of the shrines.
Embroideries by Ann Macbeth. Glasgow School of Art.
Torquato Tasso and Leonora d’Este is a drama in five acts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The Italian poet Torquato Tasso is the focus of the action.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Nathan the Wise. The action takes place during the Third Crusade (1189-1192) during a truce in Jerusalem. The work has as main topics the humanism and tolerance ideas of the Enlightenment.
Fantaisie Sur Le Costume Moderne, Dioné’, By Léon Bakst 1914.
Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) Renaissance era.
English Romanticism or The Black Romance. Manfred is the title of a dramatic poem in three acts by George Gordon Lord Byron from 1817. It is one of the most important work of the whole romantic era.
Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901) was an English social reformer, freemason and writer who drew attention mainly on the urban mass poverty. In addition to essays and historical essays he wrote numerous novels.
Clarissa Harlowe ARRESTED on a charge of debt, Clarissa has been taken to the sponging-house. There Lovelace visits her. After describing the forlorn room she occupies, he says :