Record number 05/3121
Author Condivi, Ascanio, 1525 - 1574
TitleVita Di Michelagnolo Buonarroti Pittore Scultore Architetto E Gentiluomo Fiorentino Pubblicata Mentre Viveva Dal Suo Scolare Ascanio Condivi Seconda Edizione Corretta Ed Accresciuta Di Varie Annotazioni Col Ritratto Del Medesimo Ed Altre Figure In Rame.
ImprintIn Firenze.: Per Gaetano Albizzini. All'Insegna De Sole. Con Licenza De' Superiori., MDCCXXXXVI.
Physical Descriptionxxx, [2], 160 p., frontis. (port.), [3] pl.: illus.; 317 mm. (Quarto.)
Physical Description NoteThe 'Dichiarazione II. Delle Tavole... ' lists a total of eighteen prints, including plates and in-text illustrations. Each of the three plates carries no plate-number, but the number of the page next to which it is to be bound in - pp. 65, 95, 109.
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Prefazione - Dichiarazione I. Delle Cose Contenute In Quest' Opera - Dichiarazione II. Delle tavole, De' Fregi, E Delle Finali Incise In Rame, E Di Ogn'Altro Ornamento Di Questo Volume - [Half-title] - [Text] - Supplemento Alla Vita Di Michelagnolo Buonarroti Compilato Da Girolamo Ticciati - [Plate] - Observations De Mr. Pierre Mariette Sur La Vie De Michel-Ange Ecrite Par Le Condivi Son Disciple - Annotazioni Del Signor Domenico Maria Manni ... - Notizie Storiche Ed Annotazioni Di Anton Francesco Gori ... [with 2 pl.] - Compendio Delle Cose Più Notabili Tratte Dalla Vita Di Michelagnolo Buonarroti Scritta Da M. Giorgio Vasari ... - Giunta Di Osservazioni Di Anton Francesco Gori - Indice Delle Cose Più Notabili.
Summary NoteThe publication-date of 1746 is given on the title-page, but the plate at p. 109 carries the date 1747. The work was originally published in 1553.

The frontispiece is a portrait of Michelangelo; pl. [1] (p.65) shows his tomb at Florence; pl. [2] (p.95), his nephew; pl. [3] (p.109), a sculpture by Michelangelo.
Responsibility NoteThe frontispiece is signed 'Iulio B. F.'. The plate at p.65 is unsigned; that at p.95 is signed as painted by Christoph. Allori and engraved by Vin. Franceschini; that at p.109 is signed as drawn and engraved by Francesco Zuccherelli.

One of the in-text illustrations or decorations is signed as drawn by 'I.M.', and one by Philid. Rossi; most are signed as engraved by 'V.F.', one as engraved by Franco. Mazzoni.

The work is dedicated by A.F. Gori to Marchese Andrea Gerini.
SubjectSculptors - Painters - Architects - Artists - Art - Arts - Italy - History - 16th century - Renaissance - Mannerism
Biography - Art history - Italy - 16th century
Name as Subject Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475 - 1564
ReferencesA. Condivi, The life of Michelangelo, ed. H. Wohl and A.S. Wohl (1999); J. Wilde, Michelangelo: six lectures (1976), p.1-16; G. Settimo, Ascanio Condivi biografo di Michelangelo (1975); A. Condivi, Vita di Michelagnolo Buonarroti, ed. E. Spina Barelli (1964).

Surveys include W.E. Wallace, ed. Michelangelo: selected scholarship in English (5 vols., 1995).
Binding Note18th-century mottled calf; rebacked in 20th century, black morocco spine-label lettered 'Condivi - Vita Di Michelagnolo', spine lettered 'R.A.' and '1746'.
ProvenancePurchased for RA Library in 1870 (see 'Librarian's Report for the Year 1870', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 6, p. 28).
Contributors Albizzini, Gaetano, fl. ca. 1746, publisher
Gori, Antonio Francesco, 1691 - 1757
Gerini, Andrea, marchese, 1691 - 1766, dedicatee
Vasari, Giorgio, 1511 - 1574
Manni, Domenico Maria, 1690 - 1788
Allori, Cristofano, 1577 - 1621, source artist
Franceschini, Vincenzo, 1680 - ca. 1750?, engraver
Zuccarelli, Francesco, R.A., 1702 - 1788, engraver
Mazzoni, Francesco, 1759, engraver
Ticciati, Girolamo, 1671 - 1744
Rossi, Filidauro, fl. 18th century, draughtsman
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