Excerpt: ...(1486-1531), because his father was a tailor, was called del Sarto, also, il pittore senza errori, "the faultless painter." 2. Lucrezia: di Baccio del Fede, a cap-maker's widow, says Vasari, who ensnared Andrea "before her husband's death, and who delighted in trapping the hearts of men." 15. Fiesole: a hillside city on the Arno, three miles west of Florence. 93. Morello: the highest of the Apennine mountains north of Florence. 105. The Urbinate: Raphael Santi (1483-1520), so called because born at Urbino. 106. ...
Excerpt: ...(1486-1531), because his father was a tailor, was called del Sarto, also, il pittore senza errori, "the faultless painter." 2. Lucrezia: di Baccio del Fede, a cap-maker's widow, says Vasari, who ensnared Andrea "before her husband's death, and who delighted in trapping the hearts of men." 15. Fiesole: a hillside city on the Arno, three miles west of Florence. 93. Morello: the highest of the Apennine mountains north of Florence. 105. The Urbinate: Raphael Santi (1483-1520), so called because born at Urbino. 106. Vasari: painter and writer of the "Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters," which supplied Browning with material for this poem and for "Fra Lippo." 130. Agnolo: Michel Agnolo Buonarotti, painter, sculptor, and 1architect (1475-564). 149. Francis: Francis I of France (1494-1547), who invited Andrea to his Court at Fontainebleau, where he was loaded with gifts and honors, until, says Vasari, "came to him certain letters from Florence written to him by his wife . . . with bitter complaints," when, taking "the money which the king confided to him for the purchase of pictures and statues, . . . he set off . . . having sworn on the Gospels to return in a few months. Arrived in Florence, he lived joyously with his wife for some time, making presents to her father and sisters, but doing nothing for his own parents, who died in poverty and misery. When the period specified by the king had come . . . he found himself at the end not only of his own money but . . . of that of the king." 184. Agnolo . . . to Rafael: Angelo's remark is given thus by Bocchi, "Bellezze di Firenze"; "There is a bit of a manikin in Florence who, if he chanced to be employed in great undertakings as you have happened to be, would compel you to look well about you." 210. Cue-owls: the owl's cry gives it its common name in various languages and countries; the peculiarity of its cry as to the predominant sound of oo or ow naming the species. This Italian a ulo is probably...
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Very Good. Robert Browning (7 May 1812-12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. Half leather with marbled end papers. Raised bands. Marbled end papers. Old bookseller's ticket inside front cover. Gift inscription on title page. There is no other writing in the book. v, 351pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied.
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