Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is... read more
“" Shall I Sit"?"as you wish"”Alessandra and the painter
“'I have probably talked to you more than anyone in this house', 'Yet I don't even know your name'”Alessandra
“"You don't understand, do you? Dear God, how's it possible that between your mother and me we didn't teach you. Women can't do the same things as men can. It doesn't work like that. They get destroyed by them."”Erila
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