October 8, 2011

“Nicholas Penny (to whom the book is dedicated) read the whole of it in typescript and proposed a large number of improvements–remaining weaknesses and errors are entirely my own; Linda Klinger most generously allowed me to read (and plunder) her thesis on Paolo Giovio which will not, I trust, remain unpublished for long; the friendliness, patience and efficiency with which Sheila Ballard produced order out of a long series of chaotic drafts gave me the spirit to continue writing at times when I felt like abandoning the project altogether; the constant friendship and encouragement I have received from John Nicoll and Gillian Malpass have, once again, made it a pleasure, as well as a cause of deep satisfaction, to be published by Yale University Press. What I owe to my wife is too deep to express.”

Francis Haskell, History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past (1993)


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