Italian, Venice - Portfolio, 19th century

Italian, Venice

Portfolio with Notepaper, Envelopes, and a Photograph, 19th century

Gilded parchment


This gilded parchment portfolio has a winged lion in the corner—a symbol of Isabella's favorite city, Venice. She kept it on her desk in the Macknight Room and tucked stationery and papers inside. She likely purchased it from a skilled artisan on one of her many visits to the canal city.