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Antonio Allegri da Correggio, his life, his friends, and his time (1896) (14765272151)

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Antonio Allegri da Correggio, his life, his friends, and his time (1896) (14765272151)

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Identifier: antonioallegrida00ricc (find matches)
Title: Antonio Allegri da Correggio, his life, his friends, and his time
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: Ricci, Corrado, 1858-1934
Subjects: Correggio, 1489?-1534
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University



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raculous,and it is scarcely possible to paint better. l Francesco Algarottimakes the following admission : May Raphaels divine genius pardonme, if, when gazing at this picture, I break faith with him, and amtempted to say in secret to Correggio : Thou alone canst pleaseme ! The enthusiasm of past generations, of which we have given some few samples, is shared by many modern critics. Burckhardt, forinstance, speaks of this picture as a marvel of colour and of execution,a perfect expression of serene and innocent happiness. He praises theexquisite beauty of the Magdalen, and says that the gesture withwhich she prostrates herself before the Infant Saviour is unsurpassedin its suggestion of feminine grace.3 Another picture, hardly less famous than this, was carried with it to Paris in 1796, and restored to the Royal Gallery of Parma in 1816. This was the Holy Family, known as the Madonna della Scodella 1 Vtte, iv. p. 114. 2 Bottari, Lettere artistiche, vii. p. 419. 3 Le Cicero?ie, p. 715.
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ANGEL FROM THE ST. JEROME MADONNA, COMMONLY CALLED 77 Ciorno (THE DAY). In the Parma Gallery. THE MADONNA DELLA SCODELLA 285 (The Virgin with the Cup). On the lower part of its wonderfularchitectonic frame is the following inscription :— DlVO JOSEPPO DEIPARAE VIRGINIS CVSTODI FlDISS. COELITVSQ. DESTINATO HVIVSCEArae COMVNI AERE ERECTORES DEVOTI Alacresq. erexere mdxxx.Die 11. ivnii. Strange to say, there are no documents of any sort relating to thispicture. The agreement and the receipt for payment have alikedisappeared. Pungileoni, relying on a document in the archives ofSan Salvatore, described it as painted about 1527-28.x The paperfurther states : It is said to have been paid for by the offeringsof several contributors. The anonymous chronicler thus advancesas a hypothesis what is stated as a fact in the inscription reproducedabove. He adds that the tradition was borne out by the will ofCristoforo Bondini, who in 1524 bequeathed a sum of fifteen imperiallire towards the purchase

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