It may be the foundation of a set of bronzes, if stout Lord Walter should turn to virtu.
Many are chosen, as you see, with little deference to the opinions of virtu.
There were gorgeous carpets and hangings, frescoed ceilings, spurious objects of virtu, and pier-tables loaded with ornaments.
Rossetti, of course, wheeled about the marriage couch, but his was itself an interesting object of virtu.
If virtu did not so often manage tew make herself repulsive, vice would not be half so attraktive.
Curio, kū′ri-o, n. any article of virtu or bric--brac, or anything considered rare and curious.
Old Tiller can't impart much lore concerning art, or tell the price of virtu nice until he breaks your heart.
Nay, more, I hold thee in higher veneration than ever did antiquarian worship the relics of virtu.
That is a country replete with articles of virtu, the only thing is to find them.
His taste in matters of virtu was one of the sources of his profusion; but it always had a reference to himself.
"excellence in an object of art, passion for works of art," 1722, from Italian virtu "excellence," from Latin virtutem (nominative virtus) "virtue" (see virtue). The same word as virtue, borrowed during a period when everything Italian was in vogue. Sometimes spelled vertu, after French, but this is unjustified, as this sense of the word is not in French.