----- Original Message -----
From: "bill kilpatrick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Roger E. Blumberg" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "vihuela list"
<vihuela@cs.dartmouth.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 3:15 PM
Subject: [VIHUELA] Re: Oldest Cittern candidate


> della robbia was a local boy.  quite a few churches in
> the area have examples of his work and it still amazes
> me to be driving along, not exactly a back road, but
> not a major one either and see something of his like a
> terracotta shrine to the madonna just sitting there,
> perched by the side of the road.


I envy you, such an environment. I'd also be hunting down every little out
of the way church or chapel coast to coast looking for iconographical
treasures ;') Where exactly are you?


> i realise, like
> every other major artist of the day, he had a studio
> "fabrica" going with who knows how many assistants but
> they - he - made really beautiful things.
>
> i wasn't looking for them and i can't remember seeing
> any but if i spot one of his panels with an instrument
> i'll let you know.


alrighty, thanks. Ya never know.

Roger





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