Pacchiarotto, and How He Worked in Distemper

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Pacchiarotto, and How He Worked in Distemper is a short collection of English poems by Robert Browning, published in 1876. The collection marked Browning's first collection of short pieces for more than twelve years, and was well received. The title poem, which ostensibly discusses the life and works of 15th Century Italian painter Giacomo Pacchiarotti, is actually a thinly veiled attack on Browning's own critics, and many other pieces in the collection take the same tone.

Contents[edit]

  • Prologue
  • Of Pacchiarotto, and How He Worked in Distemper
  • At the "Mermaid"
  • House
  • Shop
  • Pisgah-Sights
  • Fears and Scruples
  • Natural Magic
  • Magical Nature
  • Bifurcation
  • Numpholeptos
  • Appearances
  • St. Martin's Summer
  • Hervé Riel
  • A Forgiveness
  • Cenciaja
  • Filippo Baldinucci on the Privilege of Burial
  • Epilogue