The Art of Michel' Angelo Buonarroti; As Illustrated by the Various Collections in the British Museum

The Art of Michel' Angelo Buonarroti; As Illustrated by the Various Collections in the British Museum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Mini died of grief at the end of 1533, probably in his twenty-sixth year. The Leda was kept at Fontainebleau till the reign of Louis XIII., when Des Noyers caused it to be burnt. In June, 1853, it was announced that a beautiful reproduction of the famous work had been found--in all probability it was del Bene's copy. Bernardino di Pier Basso was a scarpellino, who died in 1551. Respecting his character Michel' Angelo refers to him in a letter addressed to his brother Buonarroto, ist of August, 1515, Rome, thus: --.... quel ribaldo dt Bernardino che mi peggiorb cento ducati in quel che gli stette qua, senza l'essere ito cicalando e dolendosi di me per tutto Roma. Egli e un gran ribaldo: guardatevi da lui come dal fuoco, e fate che non entri in casa per conto nessuno. And again, thirty years afterwards, December 31 st, 1545, he wrote to his nephew Lionardo.... non ti fidare di Bernardo Basso: mostra di prestar gli fede, ma non gli creder nunte, perche e un granfellone. XXIV. THE Madonna, Infant Christ, and St. John. A splendid example of drawing is exhibited here in the Virgin's attitude and the graceful turn of her neck as, with downcast eyes and full lips, she meditates on the playful action of the children. The right hand of the Virgin, who is seated and turned towards her right, rests upon the right thigh, while with the left hand she supports the folds of her ample garment. The children on the left of the composition appear to be contesting the privilege of the Virgin's lap, The Infant Jesus has the right knee bent and resting upon his mother's left, and is firmly supported on his left leg. He turns towards St. John, who has his arm around his waist, and, from the position of the legs, appears to endeavour to dislodge his...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657124X
  • 9781236571243