My revised Lucrezia convex mirror. Richer. Deeper. More Jewel-like.
The Lucrezia convex mirror is made of a gold frame loaded with layers of glass and acrylic rods of ruby red. By varying the size of the rods a depth and richness is achieved. The central ring of the frame is embellished with glass cabochons.
This mirror is about 14 inches in diameter and is currently in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for walls.
The Lucrezia convex mirror is named after Lucrezia Borgia, the illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI, surely one of the most corrupt popes in history. The beautiful Lucrezia( 1480-1519) was a pawn of her father. She was forced to marry three times for political and strategic reasons. Her story has been stained by the prejudices of history. She has been associated with murder, poisoning and incest. None of which is there any proof.
However, Donizetti wrote a lovely, lurid opera based on Lucrezia’s life.
Dame Joan Sutherland, Lucrezia Borgia, The Royal Opera Covent Garden. (Bonynge Collection) – gouache by Michael Stennett
Assumed to be Lucrezia in the frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Borgia apartments in the Vatican.