EDNOTE. NABOKV-L thanks Carolyn for this ADA-related image.
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From: Carolyn Kunin
To: D. Barton Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 9:35 PM
Subject: Pompeianella ... Naples museum

Dear Don,

I have found the image of "Pompeianella" as described in Ada, or as noted below by Brian Boyd. The image is "from a painting of Flora, reproduced [as a book cover] courtesy of the useo Archeologico Nazionale, Napoli."

9.06-08: Pompeianella . . . Naples museum: MOTIF: painting location.
9.06: Pompeianella: because of the Nicky and Pimpernella comic strip (6.02) and Stabiae's proximity to Pompeii. MOTIF: Pompeianella.
9.07: picture books: see 8.31n.
9.07-08: but whom I admired last summer in a Naples museum: Nabokov himself, at the time of writing Ada, had just been travelling in Italy looking at museums in small towns and large cities for a projected but never written Butterflies in Art. He visited Naples and the Museo Nazionale di Napoli--where a large proportion of the relics from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae are housed--in May 1966 (VNAY 512).