Renascence: The Sculptured Tombs of the Fifteenth Century in Rome, with Chapters on the Previous Centuries from 1100

Renascence: The Sculptured Tombs of the Fifteenth Century in Rome, with Chapters on the Previous Centuries from 1100

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Renascence: The Sculptured Tombs of the Fifteenth Century in Rome, with Chapters on the Previous Centuries from 1100

Renascence: The Sculptured Tombs of the Fifteenth Century in Rome, with Chapters on the Previous Centuries from 1100

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In placing this book before my readers, I have sought to meet a want which has often been felt. Hitherto no book dealing exclusively with this subject has been written in English, or, indeed, in any other language. But whereas notices of any kind referring to the Renascence tombs of Rome, except the best known, are in English writers few and far between—so few that it would be impossible to construct a continuous history from them—the labours of Italian and German critics have produced a mass of material of the highest value. This material, however, must be sought for in articles which have appeared in the Italian periodical L' Arte, in the German Jahrbuch des Königlichen Preussischen Kunstsammlungen, and similar publications; or, in a more permanent form, in A. Venturi's L' Arte Italiana and Fritz Burger's Das Florentinisches Grabmal bis Michelangelo.' It would be impossible, without largely increasing the size of this book, to give in all cases my references to these sources of information. I can only acknowledge in a general form my indebtedness to them.

An acquaintance with the Renascence tombs of Rome extending over forty years does not justify me in hoping that I can have avoided some omissions or been guilty of . . .

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