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2. even Leonardo was paid too little!!

Posted in new, work by martalorenza on August 20, 2009

Leonardo

It vexes me greatly that having to learn my living has forced me to interrupt the work […]

And if your Lordship thought that I had money, your Lordship was deceived. I had to feed 6 men for 56 months, and have had 50 ducats.

Leonardo to Ludovico il Moro, Atlantic Codex, [f 8671]

 

Assai mi rincresce che l’avere a guadagnare el vitto m’abbia a interrompere il seguitare l’opera […]

E se Vostra Signoria si credessi ch’io avessi dinari, quella s’ingannerebbe, perchè ho tenuto sei bocche trentasei mesi, e ho aùto 50 ducati.

Leonardo a Ludovico il Moro, Codice Atlantico, f. 867 r

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