The Borghese and Doria-Pamfili Galleries in Rome

The Borghese and Doria-Pamfili Galleries in Rome

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...acquainted with the north Italian schools must see. The signature, Cesare da Sesto, and the date are palpable modern forgeries? (1') The subject is the Madonna seated, the Child on her knee holding her girdle; on the right is a bishop, on the left St. John the Baptist. The two pictures in the Brera are given to Appiani in the 'Ritratto di Milano, ' by Canonico Carlo Torre; I am unable to say whether correctly, as no signed works by this painter are known. Neither Vasari nor Lomazzo mentions him, but he is named by Carlo Amoretti in p. 156 of his Memorie storiche sulla vita, gli studi e le opers di Lionardo dot V inci. 7 Leonard de Vinci et son ecole, p. 216. Cesare da Sesto was probably born about 1480, at Sesto Calende on the Lago Maggiore; the date and place of his death are unknown. Vasari mentions him in vol. ix. p. 22, as follows: 'Bernazzano, a good landscape painter, but with little aptitude for the treatment of figures, entered into partnership with Cesare da Sesto, who was skilled in that branch;' and in vol. xi. 274, he remarks, that besides Marco d' Uggioni (d' Oggionno) there were many others who successfully imitated Leonardo da Vinci, among them notably Cesare da Sesto, and cites a "Baptism of Christ,"9 a "Salome," and a large painting of "St. Roch " by this artist. The earliest work I know by him is an "Adoration of the Magi," in the collection of Count Borromeo, at Milan--a most interesting picture, probably painted in the first years of the fifteenth century. In it we perceive the influence of different painters upon the young Lombard: of Lorenzo di Credi and Albertinelli when he was in Florence, and of Pintoricchio when at Siena...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937031
  • 9781236937032