Het Vatikaan

De Aarde en haar volken

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1873
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 29,923 / 104 pg
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 672
Added to site: 2005.02.25
mnybks.net#: 9749
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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enwoordigers, Bernardino Betti genaamd il Pinturicchio, te bestudeeren, dan juist in de schilderijen, die hij voor de woning der Borgia's vervaardigde. Juist daarom heb ik eenigszins uitvoerig over deze bijkans onbekende en onopgemerkte kunstwerken gesproken.

Het was mij, te midden dezer gewijde, ernstig-liefelijke voorstellingen, allen aan de gewijde historie of legende ontleend, en zoo vromen, naïeven zin ademende, wonderlijk te moede, als ik mij herinnerde, wie hier eenmaal hadden geleefd en bedacht wat deze rijk versierde wanden konden hebben aanschouwd, en beluisterd; van welke tooneelen deze stemmige vertrekken wellicht getuigen waren geweest. Deze Borgia's hebben toch een weinig eervollen naam achtergelaten; paus Alexander VI, Lucretia, Francesco, Cesar Borgia: eene duistere schaduw hangt over aller beeld, een onuitwischbare vlek kleeft op aller nagedachtenis. Wel trachtte de jonge, blonde, uiterst beleefde Monsignore, die ons vergezelde, ons een beteren dunk te geven van paus Alex

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