Se di Bichina il cor fosse diamante

Cecco Angiolieri

Production Description

Author: Cecco Angiolieri
Date of composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: DGR
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Library of the South African National Gallery

Physical Description

Paper: pale blue wove, unruled
Dimensions of Document: 7 x 4 1/2 in

Scholarly Commentary


The manuscript is among a cache of materials originally in the possession of WMR and after that of John Robert Wahl. They finally passed into the library of the South African National Gallery. The recto has the sonnet “Se di Bichina il cor fosse diamante” and the verso has a copy of Cecco's sonnet “Io vorrei innanzi in grazia ritornare”, which DGR never translated. His translation of Cecco's sonnet on the recto was published in The Early Italian Poets .

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Copyright: Published with permission of Iziko Museums of Cape Town