Sunday, 4 August 2019

Marie Corelli's Gondola at Stratford-upon-Avon

A restored gondola, that once belonged to the famous Victorian author Marie Corelli, is available for trips on the River Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon.

The gondola was acquired by Marie Corelli, following the Italian Exhibition held at Earl's Court, London, in 1904.

Note the portraits (above, left) of Petrarch, the Italian renaissance poet and scholar, and England's own poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.

Below is postcard of The Italian Exhibition at Earl’s Court, London, May-October 1904.

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