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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 4. 1962.

Italian Culture

Italian Culture

A well-chosen collection of slides prepared from materials specially sent out from Italy for the purpose by the speaker—the wife of the Italian Minister to New Zealand: the Duchess Capece Galeota della Regina—admirably brought alive to students of the history department last Monday, the background and striking personality of Isabella d'Este, Marchesa di Mantova (1474-1589)—a discriminating collector and patron of artists Titian, Leonardo, Raphael. An accomplished musician, an indefatigable and brilliant letter-writer, Isabella was at the same time a faithful wife and friend, "the mirror of fashion," a great mistress of diplomatic Intrigue and a wise ruler of her small state.