#artyoucanthave - EP. 02 - The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca

December 5, 2020

In Episode #2, Keegan Goepfert considers one of the most famous Italian illuminated manuscripts, the Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca. This was the humanist Petrarch’s personal copy of Virgil and his most beloved possession. It brings together the legendary friendship between Petrarch and the painter Simone Martini. Unfortunately, it is an artwork that is unattainable... but as we've learned: never say never!