Signora Benini in Venice - late 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly:

I was punctual the following morning ; exactly at ten I was set down by a gondola at the house of Signora Benini, on the Canale Maggiore. The Signora received me at her toilette ; where she was braiding up a profusion of fine black hair. I thought her handsome at the play the night before, but the Italian women all contrive to look well by candlelight; nature gives them good features, and they take care to give themselves good complexions. But Signora Benini wanted not " the foreign aid of ornament ;" her person was petite, and beautifully formed ; her features were good, and she had a pair…   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429183348411 accessed: 26 November, 2022

location of experience: Venice

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Teco resti, anima mia performed by Michael Kelly

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Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:22:28 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:04:29 +0000