I want my innocence back.
RIP Lucrezia Borgia (d June 24, 1519)
Our most clement Creator has given me so many gifts, that I recognize the end of my life and feel within a few hours I shall be out of it, having however first received all the holy sacraments of the Church […] To your grace I commend my lord Consort and my children. Lucrezia’s last letter to pope Leo X
lucrezia’s favourite hairporn momentsrequested by so many people
Spanish under her blond hair, a courtesan under his candid air, had the face of a Madonna by Raphael and the heart of a Messalina. Alexandre Dumas (x)
According to Taine, judging by the studies kept at the British Museum, Lucrezia may have inspired Carpaccio for the kneeling figure, and a very thin-made Alexander VI for Pope Ciriacus. Geneviève Chastenet, “Lucrèce Borgia”