History of Painting in Italy; Sienese & Florentine Masters of the Sixteenth Century.

9781235726095: History of Painting in Italy; Sienese & Florentine Masters of the Sixteenth Century.

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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII ANDREA DEL SARTO THOUGH Andrea del Sarto was but the son of a tailor, bis pedigree bas been traced with ease into the fourteenth century. His great-grandfather, Luca di Paolo del Migliore, was an agricultural labourer, his grandfather a linen-weaver. Agnolo, the tailor, was twenty-seven years old when his wife, Costanza, gave birth (1487) to Andrea del Sarto. Their usual place of abode was Gualfonda until 1504, when they lived in the Popolo di S. Paolo;1 but previous to the latter date the future painter 1 Root of the Family of A. del Sarto. Piero, b. 1425. Luca di Paolo di Migliore, b. 1392, labourer; m. Agnola, b. 1402; begets 1 Francesco, begets Antonio, b. 1427. Francesco, b. 1430, weaver; m. Genevra. b. 1441. Maria, b. 1442. Antonia, b. 1445. C Agnolo, tailor, b. 1460; m. Constanza, b. 1468. Andrea, priest, b. 1461. Giovanna, b. 1463. Domenioa, b. 1466. I Agnoletta, b. 1469. Lucretia, b. 1485. ANDREA, Paintee, b. 1487. d. 1531. (vasabi. in error v. 6, dates his birth, 1478). Veronica, b. 1492. Francesca, b. 1495. Domenico.--Amongst the ancestors of Andrea del Sarto, Luca lived in 8. Maria a Buiano (Catast. 1427, Port. d. Contado Quart. S. Oio&, Popolo S. Maria a Buiano, Piviere. i PiesoU). Luca is then thirty-five years of age. He afterwards went to S. Ilario Agnolo, begets had been apprenticed, and almost before it was possible that he could read (1494) he was introduced to the shop of a goldsmith.1 A declared aversion to cold chisels and files was the first sign that the boy gave of his unfitness for the business he was bound to. But he showed no such disinclination for the models from which the journeymen of his master were made to work. Hie childish cleverness in drawing from them was watched with interest, if not by the goldsmith, at...

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