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[Illustration: TITIAN. ACADEMY, VENICE

VIRGIN. FROM ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN.]

BARBARA'S HERITAGE

OR

YOUNG AMERICANS AMONG THE OLD ITALIAN MASTERS

BY

DERISTHE L. HOYT

AUTHOR OF

"THE WORLD'S PAINTERS"

THIRD EDITION.

BOSTON AND CHICAGO

W.A. WILDE COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1899,

BY W.A. WILDE COMPANY.

All rights reserved .

BARBARA'S HERITAGE.

To the Brother and Sister who have been my companions during many happy sojourns in Italy.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS 13

II. ACROSS TWO OCEANS 29

III. IN BEAUTIFUL FLORENCE 45

IV. A NEW FRIEND APPEARS 61

V. STRAWS SHOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS 77

VI. LUCILE SHERMAN 93

VII. A STARTLING DISCLOSURE 107

VIII. HOWARD'S QUESTIONINGS 123

IX. THE COMING OUT PARTY 139

X. THE MYSTERY UNFOLDS TO HOWARD 157

XI. ON THE WAY TO ROME 171

XII. ROBERT SUMNER FIGHTS A BATTLE 189

XIII. CUPID LAUGHS 205

XIV. A VISIT TO THE SISTINE CHAPEL 221

XV. A MORNING IN THE VATICAN 239

XVI. POOR BARBARA'S TROUBLE 259

XVII. ROBERT SUMNER IS IMPRUDENT 279

XVIII. IN VENICE 299

XIX. IN A GONDOLA 317

XX. RETURN FROM ITALY 335

EPILOGUE: THREE YEARS AFTER 355

ILLUSTRATIONS

VIRGIN. FROM ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN. TITIAN. Academy, Venice Frontispiece

BYZANTINE MAGDALEN. PAGE Academy, Florence 58

GROUP OF ANGELS. FROM CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN. FRA ANGELICO. Uffizi Gallery, Florence 112

CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN. BOTTICELLI. Uffizi Gallery, Florence 146

HEAD OF MADONNA. PERUGINO. Uffizi Gallery, Florence 186

THE DELPHIAN SIBYL. MICHAEL ANGELO. Sistine Chapel, Rome 226

SAINT CECILIA. RAPHAEL. Academy, Bologna 296

MARRIAGE OF SAINT CATHERINE. LUINI. Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan 350

ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT

Pen and Ink Drawings made by Homer W. Colby

PAGE

BARBARA'S HOME 15

A BIT OF GENOA 31

CHURCH OF THE ANNUNZIATA, FLORENCE 47

DUOMO AND CAMPANILE, FLORENCE 63

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA, FLORENCE 79

A GLIMPSE OF FLORENCE 95

CLOISTER, MUSEUM OF SAN MARCO, FLORENCE 109

PONTE ALLA CARRAJA, FLORENCE 125

PALAZZO PITTI, FLORENCE 141

SAN MINIATO AL MONTE, FLORENCE 159

ORVIETO CATHEDRAL 173

SAN FRANCESCO, ASSISI 191

RUINS OF FORUM, ROME 207

SAINT PETER'S AND CASTLE OF SAINT ANGELO, ROME 223

LOGGIA OF RAPHAEL, VATICAN, ROME 241

A BIT OF AMALFI 261

CAMPO SANTO, BOLOGNA 281

SAN MARCO, VENICE 301

GRAND CANAL AND RIALTO, VENICE 319

MILAN CATHEDRAL 337

PRELUDE.

Each day the world is born anew For him who takes it rightly; Not fresher that which Adam knew, Not sweeter that whose moonlit dew Entranced Arcadia nightly.

Rightly? That's simply: 'tis to see Some substance casts these shadows Which we call Life and History, That aimless seem to chase and flee Like wind gleams over meadows.

Simply? That's nobly: 'tis to know That God may still be met with, Nor groweth old, nor doth bestow These senses fine, this brain aglow, To grovel and forget with.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.

Chapter I.

The Unexpected Happens.

And foorth they passe with pleasure forward led.

SPENSER.

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