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Pietra Stamp

Rarotonga paid this half-penny tribute to Pietra degli Scrovigni as painted in 1884 by Marie Spartali Stillman, once a student of the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti who, as it happened, translated Dante Alighieri’s poem about the cold-hearted Lady Pietra into English some time in the late 1840s.

 

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