A Biographical History of the Five Arts Being Memoirs of the Lives and Works of Eminent Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects

A Biographical History of the Five Arts Being Memoirs of the Lives and Works of Eminent Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...On his return to Bruges, he painted pictures of those subjects, much in the manner of Vander Kabel, which were much esteemed. He wrought with great facility, executed many works, and was received into the Academy at Bruges in 1667, where he died in 1695. s. SAAL, T., a Dutch engraver, who flourished about 1672. He engraved a variety of vignettes and other book-plates, which are indifferently executed with the graver. SABBATINI, Andrea, called also Andbea Da Salerno, an eminent painter, born at Salerno, about 1480. According to Dominici, he was the son of an opulent merchant, who intended him for the same profession, but discovering in him a passion for painting, he took him to Naples and placed him under the instruction of Raimo Epifanio, a painter of little celebrity, with whom he continued some time. He was so mnch captivated with the Assumption of the Virgin by Pietro Perugino in the cathedral, which excited universal applause, that he solicited and received permission of his father to go to Perugia and study with that master. On his way, he met some artists, who recommended him to go to Rome, and place himself under Raffaello, who had then begun to distinguish himself by his great works in the Vatican. He accordingly proceeded to Rome, entered the school of that illustrious painter, where he made such rapid progress, and showed so much ability, that he was entrusted by Raffaelle to exeoute from his designs some of the frescos in the Vatican, in S. Maria della Pace, and in La Torre di Borgia. Here too, he formed an intimate acquaintance with Polidoro da Caravaggio. While he was prosecuting his studies with eminent success, he was summoned to Salerno to attend the deathbed of his father, and he left Rome much sooner than he had intended; yet he...show more

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  • Paperback | 700 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,229g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580354
  • 9781236580351