The Galleries of Munich and Dresden

The Galleries of Munich and Dresden

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the Magdalen holds a crucifix in her left hand. The Flemish copy at Florence is probably earlier in date than that at Dresden ("I"). In conclusion, let me briefly sum up my opinion with regard to this coquettish recumbent Magdalen, whose charms are designed to appeal to the senses. It does not belong to the first half of the sixteenth century, and therefore cannot possibly be by Correggio. In all probability it was pro-duced towards the close of that century, and very likely in the school of the Carracci, as may be inferred from the type of the head. As regards the celebrated example-on copper in Dresden, I consider it to be a copy dating from the second half of the seventeenth century, and executed by some painter of the Netherlands who was closely connected with Adrian van der Werfi.' ' See the Life of Correggio, by mzle di Erudizione artistica, vol. i. Dr. Julius Meyer, p. 219. Fascicolo xi. p. 332. 2 Published by Signor Guglielmo 3 He says nothing, however, about Bracchirolli of Mantua in the Gior-its being a recumbent figure. These numerous "Repentant Magdalens," so frequently met with between the close of the sixteenth century and the early part of the seventeenth, more especially in the school of Bologna, are simply a Jesuit rendering of the Venus of the Venetian painters. Between Giorgione's exquisite Venus, however, and Correggio's "Repentant Magdalen " lies the whole range of the Spanish-Catholic counter-Reformation. Three pictures are attributed to Francesco Francia in this gallery, but only two are, I think, authentic--the beautiful little "Adoration of the Magi" (No. 49) and the much restored " Baptism of Christ" (No. 48)? The " Madonna..".show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923065
  • 9781236923066