In Praise of Letters

Boniface Amerbach by Hobein

Capito has derived great joy in recent days from two sources.  One is the collected letters of the Amerbach family of Basel.  I worked some with the father, drank a little with the sons, and relied on Bruno to bring me books from the Frankfurt fair.  You shall have to give the site your email and a password, but that is a pittance for the excellent scholarship which stands behind these translations.

The other study to which I wish to direct you, Gentle Reader, is an article on the painter, Hans Holbein.  The author discusses Holbein’s relationship to the English Court.  I always felt pity for Holbein’s wife, left behind.  But one values a thing according to one’s perception.  Visit this delightful site often to live among the peaks of art.

The Artist's Family by Hans Holbein the Younger

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  1. Thanks Wolfgang! Always find your use of the vernacular entertaining.

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