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Virtu

noun
1.
Love of or taste for fine objects of art.  Synonyms: connoisseurship, vertu.
2.
Artistic quality.  Synonym: vertu.
3.
Objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques).






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"Virtu" Quotes from Famous Books



... Maffeo Visconti became a prince of Milan. Of him remained Galeazzo and Azzo; and, after these, Luchino and Giovanni. Giovanni became archbishop of Milan; and of Luchino, who died before him, were left Bernabo and Galeazzo; Galeazzo, dying soon after, left a son called the Count of Virtu, who after the death of the archbishop, contrived the murder of his uncle, Bernabo, became prince of Milan, and was the first who had the title of duke. The duke left Filippo and Giovanmaria Angelo, the latter of whom being slain by the people of Milan, the state fell to Filippo; ...
— History Of Florence And Of The Affairs Of Italy - From The Earliest Times To The Death Of Lorenzo The Magnificent • Niccolo Machiavelli

... nearer correspondence with you than by third hands, I assure you in my own proper person that I shall have great pleasure, on our meeting in England, to renew an acquaintance that 'I began with so much pleasure in Italy. (223) I Will not reckon you among my modern friends, but in the first article of virtu: you have given me so many new lights into a science that but a warmth and freedom that will flow from my friendship, and which will not be contained within the circle of a severe awe. As I shall always be attentive to give you any satisfaction ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 1 • Horace Walpole



Words linked to "Virtu" :   vertu, quality, discernment, piece, appreciation, art object, connoisseurship, objet d'art, perceptiveness, taste



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