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, which allowed them to ignore the fractious political, social, and economic conditions on the Italian peninsula, as well as Italians themselves. Some of these travelers were motivated by the low cost of living, while others sought a healthy climate, a business opportunity, or the status European travel

In: Florence, Berlin and Beyond: Late Nineteenth-Century Art Markets and their Social Networks
Author: Paul Tucker

part of a provident and farsighted plan for self and family – indeed, families. The drive to realize capital from the sale of his possessions was motivated by the desire to ensure the present and future comfort and security of both his families, in Italy and in England, a need which illness and the

In: Florence, Berlin and Beyond: Late Nineteenth-Century Art Markets and their Social Networks

Angelico, and Verrocchio. 102 The section ended with Bode advocating the inclusion of a beautiful Madonna or portrait by Botticelli, who “in a sense, has left only a visiting card with you,” referring to the gallery’s “charming angel heads.” 103 Ultimately, the review brings to life Bode’s astonishing

In: Florence, Berlin and Beyond: Late Nineteenth-Century Art Markets and their Social Networks