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Re: Victory and Triumphs

But what interested me about Huck's remark was the question it raised for me - do battles inspire games? In "real" historical terms, proven and documented.... Yes, at least decks of cards. http://www.wopc.co.uk/assets/images/countries/uk/margary/marlborough.jpg Marlborough's Victories Playing Cards...

Re: Gonzaga and Mantova notes

Huck wrote: A pen drawing at a leather cover of an account book from 1425-27, which shows a figure seated on a throne, with some similarity to a "Queen of Baton" More likely to have been a virtue or Fama although there are no distinguishable attributes on that poorly preserved (or reproduced) leath...

Re: The Devil

Ross wrote: on 18 May 2010, 10:24 That's an interesting comparison, Mike. I have trouble imagining such a reversal of the meaning of the figure, though. The Cary Sheet Devil also looks nothing like this. Just conceptually, in order to imagine illustrations of Petrarch's Fama being the source for th...

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