A guide to the paintings in the Florentine galleries; the Uffizi, the Pitti, the Accademia; a critical catalogue with quotations from Vasari

A guide to the paintings in the Florentine galleries; the Uffizi, the Pitti, the Accademia; a critical catalogue with quotations from Vasari

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\v ^r^yf i _^'._ |H CO 0^ o RENFLOo GALLERIES MAUD CRUTT BEA0ING ROOM LIBRARY OF THE OF CALIFORNIA.UNIVERSITY Class fX _x THE ART COLLECTIONS OF EUROPE A GUIDE to the PAINTINGS in the FLORENTINE GALLERIES THE SAME AUTHORBY LUCA &> ANDREA BELLA ROBBIA &> THEIR SUCCESSORS. With Illustrations.157 Octavo.Imperial " This illustratedbeautifully work . . . takes rank amongst the best art of themonographs Art.day." Magazine of LONDON : M. DENT &* Co.J. NEWYORK : E. P.DUTTON &> Co. to at a later date aThe publishers hope issue guide to the in the Florentine similar inpictures Churches^ to the volume.style present A GUIDE to the PAINTINGS in the FLORENTINE GALLERIES The UFFIZI The PITTI The ACCADEMIA A CRITICAL CATALOGUE WITH FROM VASARIQUOTATIONS MAUD CRUTTWELLBy MINIATUREILLUSTRATED WITH MANY REPRODUCTIONS OF THE PICTURES 1907 LONDON: M. DENT 6? COMPANYJ. NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON 6? CO. All reserved.rights Printed HANSON <5r Co.by BALLANTYNE, theAt Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh PREFATORY NOTICE So have been made withinmany important changes the last few in the three Florentine Galleriesyears that a new hasGuide become Notindispensable. have new rooms been, onesonly closed,a^dgdyyoicl and the of numerous beenplaces paintings changed, but of the old erroneous attributions have atmany last been altered in with modern scien-conformity tific criticism and evidence. Newdocumentary works have been and the entire collection acquired, of the of Maria Nuova has been addedS.Gallery to the andUffizi the rest. Thedispersed among official sold at the entrance it iscatalogues have, true, been to date asbrought up regards arrangement and the new but are otherwiseattributions, they mere of the old.reprints The work is intended not as afollowing only for use in the but as a book ofcatalogue Galleries, reference for the student. All the facts known the are and anconcerning pictures given, alpha- betical index of the whose works arepainters with the date of theirmentioned, death,birth, and isschool, master, influences, appended. The indescriptions given guide-books,usually and even in critical works are to catalogues, apt be of toomost wearisome and reasonuseless, by much detail. If the reader is withunacquainted PREFATORY NOTICE no amount of such minutethe painting descrip- him to visualize If he istions will enable it. with it are What isthey superfluous.acquainted needed is to draw attention to the general effect, of ofto composition,peculiarities atmospheric of and to suchand andeffect, colour, special characteristic features as notice. Tomight escape mention each tint on the topainter's palette, repeat notice of the Madonna that she is robedafter each blue and holds the Infant Christ in herin red and is the time of both writer andarms, simply wasting reader. In of such useless I havedescriptionsplace words on such works as he hasVasarPsquoted wherewith omissions are toonoticed, they prolix, as are to be in the case of theapt paintersthey of his own However much Vasari be day. may incorrectness as to his criticismsblamed for facts, are sound and to the and hisgenerally point, descrip- tions have charm. He is moreovergreat literary the source of our of the Italian painters,knowledge word has value and interest.and as such every In the order of rooms andarranging pictures I have tried to save the visitor to the Galleries as much as and have therefore begun,possible, the last rooms at the further end ofnot with the Uffizithe as in the official toGalleries, guides and but at the entrances. to constantPitti, Owing of the of the isplace pictureschanges numbering in so chaotic a state that sort of numericalany has been evenabandoned,sequence necessarily by ofthe official has been takenguides. Advantage onthis disorder to each room with the wallbegin which the falls on eye naturally entry.