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Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

Vol 10: Bronzino to Vasari, & General Index

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Author: Giorgio Vasari
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,110 / 321 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 30.1
LoC Categories: N, CT
Downloads: 1,409
Added to site: 2010.07.21
mnybks.net#: 28491
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Art, Biography, History
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in a chapel from which they removed another by the hand of Benedetto da Pescia, a disciple of Giulio Romano. Bronzino then made for Duke Cosimo a full-length portrait of the dwarf Morgante, nude, and in two ways--namely, on one side of the picture the front, and on the other the back, with the bizarre and monstrous members which that dwarf has; which picture, of its kind, is beautiful and marvellous. For Ser Carlo Gherardi of Pistoia, who from his youth was a friend of Bronzino, he executed at various times, besides the portrait of Ser Carlo himself, a very beautiful Judith placing the head of Holofernes in a basket, and on the cover that protects that picture, in the manner of a mirror, a Prudence looking at herself; and for the same man a picture of Our Lady, which is one of the most beautiful things that he has ever done, because it has extraordinary design and relief. And the same Bronzino executed the portrait of the Duke when his Excellency was come to the age of forty, and also that of the Lady Duchess

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