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TASSO (Bernardo)
Unpublished Autograph Manuscript Poem dedicated to Violante Lampugnani.
1520. ONE OF THE EARLIEST SURVIVING EXAMPLES OF TASSO'S POETRYMANUSCRIPT ON LAID PAPER. 210 x 155mm. 14 lines in elegant humanist hand on recto beneath remains of two-line title '[V]isconta il Passonico suo servitore', verso with five-line authentication in nineteenth-century hand, wax seal of the Biblioteca Estense in Modena (loss at head, affecting portion of dedicatory title, and damp staining particularly pronounced at left blank margin, visible fold lines running horizontally and vertically, generally grubby particularly at edges) with two accompanying pieces of correspondence.[Padova], [1520-25]An unrecorded, unpublished manuscript poem by writer, courtier and father of Torquato, Bernardo Tasso (1493-1569), in his hand, and one of the earliest surviving examples of his poetry.Best known for his epic poem L'Amadigi (1560), this is of a distinctly different tone and subject. It is a love sonnet, in a pastoral, Petrarchan style, which describes the object of Tasso's affections walking through a garden - 'passando pressi gli fioreti e l'herba' - barefoot - 'bianco piedi' - and causing beautiful flowers to bloom with her touch - 'dove toccara la bianca mano...ivi nasceran fiori si belli che non si vedran' mail simil' a quelli.'Sonnets and love poetry formed a significant part of Tasso's oeuvre. Aside from the lyrical poems published in Amori (Venice, 1555) several manuscript examples of his poetry survive in Italian libraries. The largest extant corpus is at the Biblioteca Palatina at Parma (Parm.829) and comprises 11 sonnets and 7 madrigals, each written out individually … [Click Below for Full Description]
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