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Paintings in Stratford
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0732  Tuesday, 30 October 2007

[1] 	From:	Elliott Stone <
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	Date:	Monday, 22 Oct 2007 17:18:08 -0400
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0716 Paintings in Stratford

[2] 	From:	Arthur Lindley <
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	Date:	Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 09:01:09 +0000
	Subj:	Re: SHK 18.0716 Paintings in Stratford


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From:		Elliott Stone <
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Date:		Monday, 22 Oct 2007 17:18:08 -0400
Subject: 18.0716 Paintings in Stratford
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0716 Paintings in Stratford

Shakespeare's source for the Rape of Lucrece was Ovid's Fasti and Livy's 
Roman History as William Farina has pointed out. However, it seems that 
Lucretia in her grief and agony appears to be seriously contemplating a 
painting or a series of paintings depicting the fall and sack of Troy.

I had hoped this summer to see, along with Professor Noemi Magri, the 
frescoes in Mantua by Gulio Romano that seem to be the possible or 
perhaps probable paintings that are referred to in this long poem. You 
will recall that this is the same artist that is named in the Winter's 
Tale. Sadly I was not able to keep this appointment.

The Queen's collection of Italian Renaissance Paintings on view this 
summer in London included some wonderful examples of Romano's work.

Best,
Elliott H. Stone

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From:		Arthur Lindley <
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Date:		Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 09:01:09 +0000
Subject: 18.0716 Paintings in Stratford
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0716 Paintings in Stratford

The relevant (very) new book on this topic is:

Tara Hamling and Richard L Williams eds., *Art Re-Formed: Re-assessing 
the Impact of the Reformation on the Visual Arts* (Cambridge Scholars 
Publishing, Oct. 2007) ISBN 9781847183118; US price $99.99.  Sample 
pages, including table of contents, can be found at the publisher's 
website: www.c-s-p.org.

Regards,
Arthur Lindley

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