Portrait of a Woman with a Book of Music by Francesco Bacchiacca

This hand is too cold for reading

This hand is too cold for reading

Lorenzetti's 'Effects of Good Government ...'  As a 'Book in Hand' this is pushing it, but what a wonderful painting; crowded with incident invisible at this size!

Lorenzetti's 'Effects of Good Government ...' As a 'Book in Hand' this is pushing it, but what a wonderful painting; crowded with incident invisible at this size!

Carpaccio's Virgin Reading (1510)

Carpaccio's Virgin Reading (1510)

Michelangelo's Moses with his tablets

Michelangelo's Moses with his tablets

The Young Cicero Reading.  My favourite thing in the Wallace Collection - a fresco by Vincenzo Foppa. It was painted in the 1460s for the Medici. Cicero was crucial for the Italian humanists. Philip Weaver.

The Young Cicero Reading. My favourite thing in the Wallace Collection - a fresco by Vincenzo Foppa. It was painted in the 1460s for the Medici. Cicero was crucial for the Italian humanists. Philip Weaver.

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