Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

Vol. 3, Filarete and Simone to Mantegna

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Author: Giorgio Vasari
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,878 / 243 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.2
LoC Categories: CT, N
Downloads: 1,565
Added to site: 2008.10.10
mnybks.net#: 22313
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Art, History
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gainst a column. For the baptismal font of the Vescovado of Arezzo, likewise, he wrought, in some scenes in low-relief, a Christ being baptized by S. John. In the Church of the Nunziata in Florence he made a marble tomb for Messer Orlando de' Medici. Finally, at the age of fifty-five, he rendered up his spirit to God who had given it to him. Nor was it long before Filarete, having returned to Rome, died at the age of sixty-nine, and was buried in the Minerva, where he had caused Giovanni Foccora, a painter of no small repute, to make a portrait of Pope Eugenius, while he was staying in Rome in the service of that Pontiff. The portrait of Antonio, by his own hand, is at the beginning of his book, where he gives instructions for building. His disciples were Varrone and Niccolò, both Florentines, who made the marble statue for Pope Pius II near Pontemolle, at the time when he brought the head of S. Andrew to Rome. By order of the same Pope they restored Tigoli almost from the foundations; and in S. Pietro

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