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CHAPTER I
PUBLIC LATTERS 1838-1840

sketch and afterwards a tracing of the portrait was made by Mr Kirkup. Signor Aubrey Bezzi has been mentioned more than once in Landor's private letters.

Dante's Portrait.
A grand discovery has been made at Florence of some Frescoes by Giotto. They exist in a lumber-room, formerly the chapel of the Palazzo del Podesta, which became the residence of the Duke of Athens when he took possession of the republic. It was afterwards converted into a prison, and called the Bargello. In the year preceding the exile of Dante, the portrait of that poet was painted on the walls of this chapel, together with Brunette, Latini, Corso
Donati, and other illustrious citizens of the Florentine Commonwealth. Several coats of whitewash had covered them over, so that not a vestige was perceptible. The first who proposed to bring them into light again was the Canonico Moreni, a very distinguished antiquarian, now advanced in years. Cioni, professor of chemistry, discovered a mode of removing the lime and plaster, without injuring the solid intonaco underneath. But, as the modern artists of Italy, and particular the Florentines, entertain small reverence for their ancient predecessors, not even the majesty of Giotto was recognised by them ; and Moreni found very few voices to second him in his application to the authorities. At last, after twenty more years, Mr Aubrey Bezzi, a gentleman no less intelligent than zealous in everything that relates either to the arts or to letters, presented, in the month of May 1839, his first petition to resuscitate the most illustrious of the Italians, their earliest great painter and their greatest poet. Several months elapsed; at last an answer, an evasive one, was given. It stated that " the Grand Duke would not be advised to undertake the restoration of the fresco, without ascertaining first the exact cost; and that his dignity prevented him from profiting by Mr Aubrey Bezzi's offer of incurring the whole expense."
To overcome this difficulty, Mr Aubrey Bezzi sent in another memorial, offering to accomplish the undertaking for two hundred and fifty fyancesconi, or dollars, which the Grand Duke might reemburse when the operation was completed. After a delay of many additional months, he obtained a decree, appointing him a commissioner,

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