Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 2

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 2

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Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 2

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 2

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[Born 1396 (?); died 1472.]

Bibliography.—A. Schmarsow, Nuovi Studi intorno a Michelozzo Michel
ozzi
, Series of Articles in Yol. vi. of the Archivio Storico dell’ Arte. Baron
H. von Geymüller, Die Architektonische Entwickelung Michelozzo’s und Sein
Zusammenwirkung mit Donatello, Jahrbuch der K. P. S
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gene Müntz (in Le Tour du Monde, xliii. 837), A travers la Toscane; see
the chapter on Montepulciano for the tomb of Aragazzi. For Michelozzo in
the Palazzo Vecchio, see Aurelio Gotti, Storia del Palazzo Vecchio, 1889. G.
Carocci, Restauri a Palazzo Vecchio in Arte e Storia for March 15, 1888.
M. Parigi, Descrizione Storica del Palazzo della Signoria o Palazzo Vecchio
di Firenze
, Florence, 1888.

If all who inhabit this world would consider that they may have to live when they can no longer work, there would not be so many who are reduced to beg that in their old age which they have squandered without any kind of restraint in their youth, when their large and liberal gains, blinding their judgment, have tempted them to spend beyond what was needful, and much more than was right and suitable. Wherefore, since he who has fallen from possessing much to having little or nothing, is often looked upon but coldly, each should endeavour, but in all rectitude, and preserving the medium, to prepare in such sort that he shall not have to beg in his old age. Thus, he who will do as Michelozzo did (who would not imitate his master, Donatello, in this respect, although he did so in his art), will live honourably all the days of his life, and will not be com-

His name was Michelozzo di Bartolommeo di Gherardo, and he was probably born in 1396. Bartolommeo di Gherardo, a Burgundian tailor, was the first Florentine ancestor of the family. He was made a citizen of Florence in 1376.

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