Source: vocabulary for the high school studentThe dowry that his wife brought him enabled the Italian engraver Piranesi to devote himself completely to art.
I completely understand the meanings of each word and also the meaning of the sentence as a whole. But I can't see how the first part of the sentence is relevant to the second part of the sentence. I mean I don't know if the engraver is the husband of the wife or not. Why the dowry should make an engraver to devote himself to art? I see no relationship between the two parts in the above sentence. Why an engraver should be devoted to art by seeing an alien's dowry?
It's as if you and I are friends. You buy a new car and this makes me to be devoted to art. You see? This is nonsense. What's your opinion about the sentence?