Verocchio

Verocchio

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...at his best, the blending of styles being highly characteristic of this artist, of whom much must be said later in studying the so-called Tornabuoni Relief and the " Verrocchio Sketch-Book." Another work of greater artistic merit, probably by the same hand, is in the possession of Mr. George Diblee, at present on loan in the Fortnum Collection, Oxford. It is in uncoloured gesso, and represents the Madonna holding the upright Child on her knee. It would be difficult to say which influence most predominates--that of Verrocchio, of Desiderio, or of Fra Filippo, and in this case the combination is more successful and attractive than in any other work of this group. The marble relief attributed to the School of Verrocchio, representing the Madonna and Child withan attendant Angel, in the collection of Mr. Quincy Shaw, Boston, seems to be also by this imitative artist. Here the style is much closer to Fra Filippo than to Verrocchio, with whom it has little in common except the arrangement of the Virgin's headdress. The composition is evidently borrowed from the painting of Fra Filippo, the Madonna and Angels of the Uffizi. The same winged cherub as in the Bargello relief is used to fasten the dress, a motive repeatedly introduced by Francesco di Simone. The terra-cotta relief of the Madonna, No. 7576 of the Victoria and Albert Museum, bought at the Gigli-Campana sale, must also be attributed to the same artist. It is a poor production and shows also strong traces of the style of Fra Filippo, though the Child is entirely imitated from Verrocchio's type. The robe of this Madonna is likewise fastened with the six-winged cherub. It is unnecessary to draw attention to more of the imitations of the Madonna of Verrocchio executed in marble, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615646
  • 9781236615640