“Table of Poets” in
Early Italian Poets vol. 1,
Valeriani and Lampredi, Poeti
del primo secolo vol. 1,
DGR may have chosen to translate this sonnet because of its implicit connection to
the theme of the lady as erotic icon or image—a theme treated throughout his
verbal and pictorial works alike. Indeed, it is the basis of his development of
the “double work of art”.
See DGR's translation for further commentary.