Bernard Berenson (June 26, 1865 – October 6, 1959) was an American art historian who specialized in the Renaissance. He was a major figure in pioneering art attribution and therefore establishing the market for paintings by the “Old Masters” in the West. Berenson kept a diary throughout his life, replete with artistic, psychological and philosophical remarks.

Yet, who is the real I, where does he hide from ME? I know who he is not, but how and what and if at all HE is, I have never discovered although for more than seventy years I have been looking for him.