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Title: Illustrated catalogue of the exceedingly rare and valuable art treasures and antiquities formerly contained in the famous Davanzati Palace, Florence, Italy
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: American Art Association Townsend, Horace, 1859-1922 Volpi, Elia, 1858-1938 Guglielmetti, Cesare A Rusconi, Arturo Jahn
Subjects: Volpi, Elia, 1858-1938
Publisher: New York : American Art Association
Contributing Library: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation


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112—Sixteenth Century Italian Terra-cotta B.\s-ki;l.iki {ByGiovanni Bologna: 1525-1608)id° Rectangular shape. A subject, in uncolored terra-cotta, oi theAnnunciation. The Virgin stands on the right, her left handpressed to her bosom, and listens to the message of the Angel,who. with open wings, kneels in front of her, to the Left, Insrighl hand raised in salutation. To the right of the Virgin area bed hung with Looped-up drapery and a prie-dieu on winchis an open hook. Above, the Dove, emblem of the Holy Ghost.In the background is a balustraded open window through whichare seen a street and a church. Height, .*{ inches; width, .5S inches. Note: This and the succeeding subject, The Miracle of St. Nicola.are 0f the greatest interest, as the work of one of the most notable ofsixteenth century Italian sculptors, chiefly known to us l.\ hi- surpassing work in bronze. Thej give evidence of Gian Bolognas un-rivaled t reatmenl I bas relief.

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113—Sixteenth Century Italian Terra-cotta Bas-relief {By ^ Giovanni Bologna: 1.52.5-1608) — Jj ^Lsu^yir^^^ y- Rectangular shape. A subject, in uncolored terra-cotta, of the Miracle of St. Xicola of Bari. A brick wall in section dividesthe bas-relief into two unequal portions. On the right is shownthe interior of a poverty-stricken room, whose occupants, threewomen and a man, are seated on rough bases in attitudes expres-sive of their hunger and exhaustion. At the rear is a bed, at theside of which a young girl sits, leaning her shoulders againstit as though for support. To the left a bearded man rests hishead on one hand. On the left of the wall is shown a streetwith the saint, dressed in a tight-fitting tunic and a flowingmantle, who throws into the room, through an open aperturein the wall, small round loaves of bread. Height, 30 inches; width, 38 inches. .1 \\\—Sixteenth Century Florentine Glazed Terra-cotta Tab-(j-o ernacle (By Giovanni delta Robbia: XVIth Century) Tabernacl


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