Lives of the most eminent painters, sculptors, and architects
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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...the whole work, with a double series of drawings, which Baccio had made, were shown to the Duke, and these, A as well for their number and variety as for their beauty, for Baccio worked boldly in wax and designed extremely well, pleased his Excellency very greatly. He commanded, therefore, that a commencement should be made forthwith in the hewing and preparation of the stone, employing for that purpose all the funds belonging to the Administration of Works, and ordering, moreover, that large quantities of marble should be brought from Carrara. On his part also Bandinelli began to make a commencement with the statues, and among the first was one of Adam with an arm outstretched, the size of which was about four braccia. This figure was finished by Baccio, but finding it to prove too narrow in the flanks, and somewhat defective in other parts, he changed it into a Bacchus, which he afterwards presented to the Duke, by whom it was retained many years in an apartment of his palace; subsequently, however, and no long time since, that figure was removed to those lowermost chambers which his Excellency uses in the summer, and where it occupies one of the niches. Bandinelli had likewise prepared a seated figure of Eve, of similar size with that of the Adam, which he half finished; but this figure remained incomplete, on account of the failure of the Adam which it was to have accompanied. Having commenced a second Adam therefore, in a different form and attitude, it became needful that he should change the Eve also; and the first or seated figure he converted into one of Ceres, which he gave to the most illustrious the Duchess Leonora, together with an Apollo; the last being another nude figure, executed by the hand of Baccio Bandinelli. These her...
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