Antonio Allegri Da Corregio. from the Germ. [Tr. by - Spencer] Ed. and with an Intr. by Mrs. C. Heaton

Antonio Allegri Da Corregio. from the Germ. [Tr. by - Spencer] Ed. and with an Intr. by Mrs. C. Heaton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...sum for an artist's work in this manner, and Correggio probably only lived at the expense of the monks while he was alone in Parma. As soon as his wife came to join him there with her newly born son, he would naturally have his own house. Pungileoni states that he resided in the Pescara quarter of the town in the neighbourhood of S. Giovanni, but we are ignorant as to the sources whence he derived his information. Even then he may have obtained his provisions, &c, from the convent. He often accepted this style of payment for his pictures, though, as before said, this fact need not be regarded as a sign of poverty, for about this same time he committed the extravagance of purchasing a young filly for eight ducats. This was after he had been paid one of the instalments on the 28th of April, 1521. He probably did this during the time that his family were in Correggio, in order to facilitate his travelling backwards and forwards from there to Parma. 1 Per la pittura fatta al Choro all' intorno p. di fuori; that is to say, on the wall inside the church which encircled the choir. As the first instalment of Correggio's money was paid by the Benedictines on July 6, 1520, it is probable that he undertook the grand works in the church soon after. It seems likely that he had finished the most important part of the painting in the dome in January, 1523, as he was paid more than 130 ducats on the 23rd of that month. The work was greatly interrupted before his family came to settle in Parma, and the war which broke over that town in 1521 must also have delayed its completion. Pungileoni makes the extraordinary assertion, that Correggio bought the filly in April in order to fly to his native town when Parma was besieged by the French, and remained...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746864
  • 9781236746863