Art: Portrait of a Lover

To hear him tell it in his Memoirs, Giovanni Giacomo Casanova of Venice was the greatest lover of all time. But the world has only a sketchy idea of what the great lover looked like. Only two known portraits have come down to posterity, both profiles, one painted by his brother Francesco when Casanova was a young man, and the other by an unknown artist showing him in old age. Last week in Rome the experts were sure that they had finally got a good look at Casanova; an amateur art-restorer named Armando Preziosi had turned up a new portrait,...

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