His Marmoreal Calm

"The formal perfection and clarity of her prose recall the work of one of her heroes, Edward Gibbon. Yet she contemplated and described in rapid, vivid detail scenes of past and present horror that would have robbed even the unflappable historian of the Roman Empire of
his marmoreal calm."
Anthony Grafton, introduction to The Thirty Years War by C. V. Wedgwood

Pier Jacopo Alari de Bonacolsi called Antico (c. 1460–1528) 
Apollo Belvedere
detail
c. 1490
copper with partial fire gilding and silvering
Pier Jacopo Alari de Bonacolsi called Antico (c. 1460–1528) 
Apollo Belvedere
detail
c. 1490
copper with partial fire gilding and silvering
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