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Arise, go to School, hair dresser. Greek grammar, and Minora, return, evening
lesson from Cardelli.1
1. That is, a drawing lesson. Presumably CFA’s teacher was Pietro
Cardelli (d. 1822), who had executed a bust of JQA in 1818 and did
decorative carving on the Capitol. See JQA, Diary,
1818–1819, and his correspondence with Cardelli in Adams
Papers; Groce and Wallace, Dict.
Amer. Artists. There is some question, however, whether there was
not a second artist named Cardelli at work in Washington at this time.