PICA , the Latin name of a genus of oscine passerine birds, the magpies . The Latin word, by interchange of initial p and k, is possibly the Gr. zcto ra (see
See also:MAGPIE), and probably the same word as
See also:picus, the
See also:woodpecker (q.v.) . Another derivation would connect both pica and picus with the
See also:root pic- of pingere, to sympathies, and his general culture and charm, would have ensured him a high position even without his marvellously finished technical skill . In 1894 the fiftieth anniversary of his first appearance in
See also:London was celebrated by a reception given in
See also:honour of him and his lifelong friend
See also:Joachim . He retired from public
See also:life, owing to a severe illness, in 1897, and until his
See also:death at Bergamo on the 19th of
See also:July 1901 divided his
See also:time between his native
See also:town and
See also:Cadenabbia . As a composer he attained a wide popularity with some graceful and popular songs; he did excellent
See also:work as an editor; and he was an enthusiastic
See also:collector and musical
See also:antiquary .
LOUIS JOSEPH ERNEST PICARD (1821-1877)
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