Connection: Sir Walter Scott

Donizetti’s Furtive Tear, Bergamo, Italy

The Poem This excerpt is from the large poetical work Samuel Rogers completed in 1828 after his extensive travels in Italy. It sold poorly when first published but undeterred, Rogers commissioned illustrations from well known artists of the time, including J.M.W. Turner, extended his poem and had a lavish illustrated edition published in 1830. This… Read more »