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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

Vol. 2, Berna to Michelozzo Michelozzi

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Author: Giorgio Vasari
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,943 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.2
LoC Categories: N, CT
Downloads: 2,127
Added to site: 2008.06.12
mnybks.net#: 21191
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Art, History
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(Siena: Opera del Duomo. Panel)]

They say in Siena that Duccio, in the year 1348, gave the design for the chapel that is in the square, against the wall of the Palazzo Principale; and it is read that there lived in his times a sculptor and architect of passing good talent from the same country, named Moccio, who made many works throughout all Tuscany, and particularly one in the Church of S. Domenico in Arezzo, namely, a tomb of marble for one of the Cerchi, which tomb acts as support and ornament for the organ of the said church; and although it may appear to some that it is not a very excellent work, yet, if it is considered that he made it while still a youth, in the year 1356, it cannot but seem passing good. This man served in the building of S. Maria del Fiore as under-architect and as sculptor, making certain works in marble for that fabric; and in Arezzo he rebuilt the Church of S. Agostino, which was small, in the manner that it is to-day, and the expense was borne by the he

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