A Tramp Abroad By Mark Twain






































































































 -   You have seen him
a thousand times - you have seen him just as he is here
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You Have Seen Him A Thousand Times - You Have Seen Him Just As He Is Here - And You Confess, Without Reserve, That Titian WAS A Master. The Doll-Faces Of Other Painted Babes May Mean One Thing, They May Mean Another, But With The "Moses" The Case Is Different.

The most famous of all the art-critics has said, "There is no room for doubt, here - plainly this child is in trouble."

I consider that the "Moses" has no equal among the works of the Old Masters, except it be the divine Hair Trunk of Bassano. I feel sure that if all the other Old Masters were lost and only these two preserved, the world would be the gainer by it.

My sole purpose in going to Florence was to see this immortal "Moses," and by good fortune I was just in time, for they were already preparing to remove it to a more private and better-protected place because a fashion of robbing the great galleries was prevailing in Europe at the time.

I got a capable artist to copy the picture; Pannemaker, the engraver of Dor'e's books, engraved it for me, and I have the pleasure of laying it before the reader in this volume.

We took a turn to Rome and some other Italian cities - then to Munich, and thence to Paris - partly for exercise, but mainly because these things were in our projected program, and it was only right that we should be faithful to it.

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