Tuscan Sculptors: Their Lives, Works, and Times : with Illustrations from Original Drawings and Photographs, Volume 1

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864 - Sculptors - 267 pages
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Page lv - Nibelunge," such as it was written down at the end of the twelfth, or the beginning of the thirteenth century, is
Page lvi - Renaissance in the end of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century...
Page xxviii - Other sculptors, who lived at the end of the fifth or the beginning of the sixth century...
Page 108 - ... is no effort at deceptive imitation of pressure. — It is understood as a pillow, but not mistaken for one. The hair is bound in a flat braid over the fair brow, the sweet and arched eyes are closed, the tenderness of the loving lips is set and quiet ; there is that about them which forbids breath ; something which is not death nor sleep, but the pure image of both.
Page 204 - The bust of Bishop Salutati is certainly one of the most living and strongly characterised "counterfeit presentments" of nature ever produced in marble. Any one who has looked at those piercing eyes, strongly marked features, and that mouth, with its combined bitterness and sweetness of expression, knows that the bishop was a man of nervous temperament, a dry logical reasoner, who, though sometimes sharp in his words, was always kindly in his deeds. From the top of his jewelled mitre to the rich...
Page 20 - Dominick, and the women and others who were present were filled with grief and horror. They brought the body of the youth into the chapter-house, and laid it before the altar; and Dominick, having prayed, turned to the body of the young man, saying,
Page 184 - I can do anything possible to man,' he wrote to Lodovico Sforza, 'and as well as any living artist either in sculpture or painting.' But he would do nothing as taskwork, and his creative brain loved better to invent than to...
Page 54 - the highest mark of prudence in a people of noble origin is to proceed in the management of their affairs so that their magnanimity and wisdom may be evinced in their outward acts, we order Arnolfo, head-master of our commune, to make a design for the restoration of S. Reparata in a style of magnificence which neither the industry nor power of man can surpass...
Page 82 - I., ob. 1366) consists of his recumbent statue, clad in armour placed high against the wall, beneath a rich Gothic canopy. His son, Lorenzo, upon whose funeral obsequies he spent more than 50,000 gold florins, lies below under a marble slab, upon which is sculptured the effigy of this " youth of a most lovely countenance, cavalier and great baron, tried in arms, and eminent for his graceful manners, and his gracious and noble aspect.

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