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It had a distinguished library, whose librarian had been Arthur Strong (see n. 76 below). Raphael, Group of Four Figures, now owned by the Getty Museum, California. It is a study for Raphael’s Disputa. The drawing was published by A. G. B. , pt v, Oxford, 1924, p. 9, no. 6, and by Oskar Fischel in the Burlington Magazine (October 1925), pp. 174–9. See n. 34 above. See n. 38 above. See n. 31 above. Andrea del Verrocchio, Measured Drawing of a Horse, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acquired in 1917.
As I write a letter is come from Aunt Janet asking us both to lunch. It adds a note of triumph to our chorus of praise & thanksgiving, though I don’t doubt that the letter was wrung from her by Nicky. You are, of course, the chief author of all our happiness. Yours affty. Kenneth 3 May 1927 Chiostro Di San Martino Settignano Firenze Dear Mrs Berenson, We were sad to ﬁnd you had all gone, but I am sure you deserved a holiday. We are both very brown & well & pleased with ourselves; our stay at Sospel was delightful & our drive back most instructive.
Lord! what a tongue. I have attempted to learn it many times & always broken down when I came to the irregular verbs. However that was in cold blood & very different to being in the country. I am really delighted that you are prepared to let me go to Germany. And the rest of your plans seem to me ideal. I only met Pinsent17 once or twice liked him very much & would like to share his extra ﬂoor extremely. But that is a matter for him to decide. If he seems prepared to risk having me for a month or two I shall be delighted.