my great grandfather paolo da re died in the late1950s, my grandmother paola, his daughter recently in 2002.
They were estranged and it is sad to reflect that in truth that she wished she had maintained contact with him, we all tried to visit him when I was tiny, however he had died.This was a strange day etched in my memory.
I have his visiting card with a photo of his daughter (my grandmother) as an infant and a picture of him in his 30's.
He is stated to have commissioned Boldoni to paint a picture of my grandmother as a young woman which used to hang in a green salottino, although this may be myth.
I would be interested in discovering more about him, I know he lived with his mother in cordovado for many years until her death and thereafter. My mother pia visited him and told me her recollections. He travelled in Italy with my uncle sergio shortly after WWII. Sadly the family collective memory is short on useful detail,being the recollection of children and teenagers.