Bonacci Brunamonti, Maria Alinda (1841–1903)

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Bonacci Brunamonti, Maria Alinda (1841–1903)

Italian poet and watercolorist. Name variations: Alinda Bonacci-Brunamonti. Born Aug 21, 1841, in Perugia, Italy; died Feb 3, 1903, in Perugia; dau. of Gratiliano Bonnaci; m. Pietro Brunamonti.

Encouraged by father to write; befriended and corresponded with important writers and artists; started herbarium and made watercolor paintings of flowers and herbs found in Umbria; paintings collected as Flora Umbra (c. 1888); works include Canti (1856), Canti nazionali (1860), Versi (1875), L'ultimo sonno—la seconda vita (1876), Nuovi canti (1887) and Ricordi di viaggio (1907); also published work of art criticism Discorsi d'arte (1898).

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