The next morning, being recommended to one Monsieur de Hausse ((Hamelot de la Hussaye? This article suggests that this person was French ambassador to Venice in 1639 -GS)) , 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.