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DCP-LETT-7406

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [21 March 1871]

By Benozzo Gozzoli

[DIAG HERE]

A picture in the campo santo at Pisa of Noahs daughter looking at her drunken father, called the vergognosa di campo santo, proverbialy used for a mock modest1

Footnotes

1
The picture of Noah’s daughter is part of a fresco in the Camposanto Monumentale, a cemetery in Pisa, ‘The vintage and drunkenness of Noah’, painted by Benozzo Gozzoli between 1469 and 1484. The figure appears at the far right of the fresco. ‘Vergognosa di campo santo’: the bashful girl of the holy field.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7406
From
Wedgwood, Hensleigh
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 195.1: 54
Physical description
Amem 1p

Summary

Copy of and note on a picture of Noah’s daughter averting her eyes in shame.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7406,” accessed on 30 April 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7406

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