• Saved by A Piece of Charcoal

    4 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Filippo Lippi (1406-1469) and a few of his friends took to sea in a boat from Italy, but "they were all caught by the Moors who ranged about those coasts, and taken into Barbary and kept in slavery, each one being put into chains."
    Standing woman , Fra Filippo Lippi British Museum, London
    "There he remained with great distress during eighteen months. But one day, being much in the company of his master, he had a fancy for drawing his portrait. Having taken an extinguished charcoal from the fire, he drew him full length, with his Moorish costume, upon the surface of a white wall."
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