Isabella D'Este, Marchioness of Mantua, 1474-1539: A Study of the Renaissance, כרך 1

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J. Murray, 1903 - 892 עמודים
 

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עמוד x - Andrea Mantegna, Francesco Francia, and Lorenzo Costa all in turn painted portraits of her, which have, alas ! perished. But her beautiful features still live in Leonardo's perfect drawing, in Cristoforo's medals, and in Titian's great picture in Vienna. Nor were poets and prose-writers remiss in paying her their homage. Paolo Giovio addressed her as the rarest of women ; Bembo and Trissino celebrated her charms and virtues in their sonnets and canzoni. Castiglione gave her a high place in his courtly...
עמוד 251 - Then Mary appeared, under a portico supported by eight pillars and began to repeat some verses from the Prophets, and while she spoke, the sky opened, revealing a figure of God the Father, surrounded by a choir of angels. No support could be seen either for His feet or for those of the angels, and six other seraphs hovered in the air, suspended by chains. In the center of the group was the Archangel Gabriel, to whom God the Father addressed His word, and after receiving his orders, Gabriel descended...
עמוד 331 - ... eyes, and with the other she is lifting her lance and about to kill him. By comparison Diana must seem to be having a closer fight with Venus for victory. Venus has been struck by Diana's arrow only on the surface of the body, on her crown and garland, or on a veil she may have around her; and part of Diana's raiment will have been singed by the torch of Venus, but nowhere else will either of them have been wounded. Beyond these four deities, the most chaste nymphs in the trains of Pallas and...
עמוד 88 - November 1491: Since we have learned, by experience, that you are as slow in finishing your work as you are in everything else, we send this to remind you that for once you must change your nature, and that if our stvdiolo is not finished on our return, we intend to put you into the dungeon of the Castello. And this, we assure you, is no jest on our part.
עמוד 318 - If Leonardo, the Florentine painter, is now in Florence, we beg you will inform us what kind of life he is leading, that is to say if he has begun any work, as we have been told, and what this work is, and if you think that he will remain for the present in Florence. Your Reverence might find out if he would undertake to paint a picture for our studio. If he consents, we would leave the subject and the time to him; but if he declines, you might at least induce him to paint us a little picture of...
עמוד 252 - Archangel Gabriel, to whom God the Father addressed His word, and after receiving his orders, Gabriel descended with admirable artifice, and stood, half-way in the air, at the same height as the organ. Then, all of a sudden, an infinite number of lights broke out at the foot of the...
עמוד 364 - ... mortgage anything now, and I have many other debts, so it has come into my mind to help myself as best I can by parting from my dearest possessions, and (since this has often been asked of me) to sell my dear Faustina of antique marble. Necessity which compels us to do many things prompts me to write your Excellency on the subject, since, if I must part from it, I would rather you should have it than any other lord or lady in the world. The price is 100 ducats.
עמוד viii - ... Julius II. and the tortuous policy of Leo X., and to preserve his duchy in the face of the most prolonged and determined opposition. Isabella lived to see the fulfilment of her fondest wish, when, in 1531, the newlycrowned Emperor, Charles V., visited Mantua and raised her eldest son to the rank of a Duke, while Pope Clement VII. bestowed a Cardinal's hat on her second son, Ercole. But it is above all as a patron of art and letters that Isabella d'Este will be remembered. In this respect she...
עמוד 248 - ... recreation after the fatigues and exertions of these glorious undertakings, we send you a hundred masks by our servant Giovanni, being well aware that so poor a gift is unworthy of your acceptance, but as a token that if in our land we could find an offering more worthy of your greatness, we would gladly send it to you. If these masks are not as fine as they should be, Your Excellency must blame the masters of Ferrara, since owing to the law against wearing masks in public, which has only lately...
עמוד 231 - Urbino, in the present revolution. And since I am very anxious to collect antiques for the decoration of my studio, I desire exceedingly to possess these statues, which does not seem to me impossible, since I hear that His Excellency has little taste for antiquities, and would accordingly be the more ready to oblige others. But as I am not sufficiently intimate with him to venture to ask this favor at his hands, I think it best to avail myself of your most revered Signoria's good offices, and pray...

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