The Birth of Venus - Part 4: Chapters 47-49 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Dunant
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Part 4: Chapters 47-49 Summary

In chapter 47, Alessandra and Erila find happiness in the relaxed atmosphere of the convent. Alessandra's daughter, christened Plautilla upon the death of Alessandra's sister in childbirth, becomes a rebel much like her mother, preferring her paints to womanly arts. Alessandra watches her daughter grow and comes to the conclusion that her father is the painter. Alessandra gets the opportunity to paint frescos in the new chapel at the convent. Plautilla becomes her mother's apprentice. Alessandra finally finds contentment.

In chapter 48, Alessandra is told she has a visitor. Alessandra is surprised to find the painter waiting for her in her cell. The painter tells Alessandra that he has searched for her since leaving Florence and when he learned a woman was painting the chapel at this convent, he knew it had to be her. Alessandra too has heard news of...

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