Le Vite de' Piv Eccellenti Pittori Scultori et Architettori...

Author Giorgio Vasari Italian
Publisher Heirs of Filippo da Giunta Italian

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Giorgio Vasari's vast, three-volume compendium of biographies of the most celebrated Italian artists of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries was first published in 1550. A revised, expanded edition appeared in 1568, with each biography accompanied by a woodcut portrait. Exhibited here is the portrait of Perino del Vaga, a pupil of Raphael and the leading painter in Rome in the middle of the sixteenth century, whose informative biography is second in length only to that of Vasari's hero, Michelangelo.

Le Vite de' Piv Eccellenti Pittori Scultori et Architettori..., Giorgio Vasari (Italian, Arezzo 1511–1574 Florence), Woodcut illlustrations

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