Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects - Vol. 4

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects - Vol. 4

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Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects - Vol. 4

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects - Vol. 4

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[Born 1485; died 1546.]

BIBLIOGRAPHY. --For the works of San Gallo in Rome see Letarouilly, Édifices de Rome Moderne , 1868-74, as well as its continuation the Baudenkmäler Roms ofHeinrich Strack, Berlin, 1891. Letarouilly andSimil, Le Vatican , etc., 1882; for his military works see Padre Alberto Guglielmotti de' Predicatori , Storia delle Fortificazioni nella Spiaggia Romana risarcite ed accresciute dal 1560 al 1570 , Rome, 1880. By the same author, I Bastioni di Antonio da Sangallo disegnati sul terreno per fortificare e ingrandire Civita Vecchia l'anno 1515 . Camillo Ravioli, Notizie sui lavori d'architettura militare sugli scritti o disegni editi ed inediti dei Nove da Sangallo , Rome, 1863, and also Intero alla relazione delle rocche della Romagna Pontificia fatta nel 1526 da Antonio Picconi da San Gallo e da Michele Sanmicheli , Rome, 1858. See also H. von Geymüller, Documents inédits sur les manuscrits et les œuvres d'architecture de la famille des San Gallo , Paris, 1885.

HOW many great and illustrious princes, richly abounding in the goods of fortune, would leave an enduring glory attached to their names, if, together with the distinction of riches and station, they had also received minds attuned to greatness and disposed to such pursuits as not only tend to promote the embellishment of the world, but are likewise capable of securing infinite advantage and perpetual enjoyment to the whole human race! But what can, or should great men and princes do the most effectually to profit by the various endowments of those who serve them, and to maintain the memories of such men and of themselves in perpetual duration, if not to erect great and magnificent edifices? For what, of all the vast outlay made by the ancient Romans when at the topmost summit of their glory, what other has remained to us, upholding the eternal splendour of the Roman name, what but those . . .

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