The next morning, being recommended to one Monsieur de Hausse1 , President of the Parliament, and once Ambassador at Venice for the French King, we were very civilly received, and showed his library. Among his paintings were a rare Venus and Adonis of Veronese ((There are at least two paintings by Veronese with this title. The painting shown in this entry is one possible example -GS)) , a St. Anthony, after the first manner of Correggio, and a rare Madonna of Palma.

“Venus y Adonis” by Paolo Veronese. Circa 1580, hard to determine which Venus and Adonis Evelyn was referring to.


  1. Hamelot de la Hussaye? This article suggests that this person was French ambassador to Venice in 1639 -GS