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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Language: English
Wordcount: 187,532 / 544 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 759
Added to site: 2004.06.30 8194
Genre: Biography

med masters during this time, to learn the art of painting, and to practise the same, and to be at the orders of the above-named; and they, for their part, shall give to him in the course of these three years twenty-four florins (_fiorini di suggello_): to wit, six florins in the first year, eight in the second, ten in the third; making in all the sum of ninety-six pounds (_lire_)." A postscript, dated April 16th of the same year, 1488, records that two florins were paid to Michelangelo upon that day.

It seems that Michelangelo retained no very pleasant memory of his sojourn with the Ghirlandajo brothers. Condivi, in the passage translated above, hints that Domenico was jealous of him. He proceeds as follows: "This jealousy betrayed itself still more when Michelangelo once begged the loan of a certain sketch-book, wherein Domenico had portrayed shepherds with their flocks and watchdogs, landscapes, buildings, ruins, and such-like things. The master refused to lend it; and indeed he had the fame of being so



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