Small Renaissance Bronzes Italy 15-16th Century Padua Florence Venice 67 Pix

Sold $33.15 Buy It Now, $19.88 Shipping, 30-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: Top-Rated Seller ancientgifts (4,664) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381931746645 Small Renaissance Bronzes by Maria Grazia Ciardi Dupre. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Hamlyn Publishing (1966). Pages: 157. Size: 7¾ x 5½ x 1 inch; 1 pound. Summary: During the last thirty years of the fifteenth century, Renaissance Italy developed a passion form small bronze statuettes. As ornaments to be enjoyed in the solitude of the study or to enhance an elegant drawing room, they proved to be so popular that a flourishing industry was soon established. Their popularity was two fold. Firstly there was a desire among art lovers to possess copies of Classical works. Secondly, there was the pleasure of owning an original work of art. The finest and most numerous bronze statuettes were produced in Padua. It was in Venice that they acquired independent status. But it was in Florence that the art was born, and there it was logically developed. Over the years casting techniques were perfected, and a remarkable feature of these small bronzes is their faultless casting, exquisite patina, and superb finishing. The author traces this almost exclusively Italian art through the fifteenth and sixteen centuries, revealing the development of the statuette as an independent artistic creation. In sixty-seven color plates we can compare the lyricism of Bertoldo, the realism of Riccio, and the stylized elegance of Cellini, and we can begin to appreciate the refinement of this art and understand why these small bronzes are held in such high esteem. CONDITION: GOOD. Unread (?) hardcover w/dustjacket. Hamlyn Publishing (1969) 157 pages. Book appears as if it was flipped through a few times while on the bookseller's shelf, but never actually read through. If it has been read through, it was by someone with an exceedingly "gentle touch". Except for evidence of having been flipped through a few times, the inside of the book is pristine; the pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, and seemingly unread (I'd guess that someone has merely flipped through the book a few times looking at the photographs). Unfortunately the book had some sort of an accident, probably involving a coffee spill. If you remove the dustjacket you'll see that the back cover has two small stains near the spine head, and the edge of the spine head is likewise stained. There's a small corresponding stain at the spine head of the dustjacket as well. The covers are otherwise clean, except for that minor staining. The dustjacket is likewise clean except for the small stain to the spine head, though it does evidence very mild edge rubbing to the spine head and heel, as well as to the backside dustjacket "tips" (the open corners of the back side of the dustjacket, top and bottom). Given the coffee stains, regardless of how small, and regardless of the fact they are merely superficial, cosmetic blemishes, the book lacks the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy". Nonetheless for those not concerned with whether the book will or will not enhance their social status or intellectual reputation, it is an otherwise clean and (probably) unread copy with "lots of miles left under the hood". Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1975f. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Padua, which claims to be the oldest city in Northern Italy, was the center of the production of small bronzes during the Italian Renaissance. Patavium, as Padua was known by the Romans, was inhabited by (Adriatic) Veneti, who thrived thanks to its excellent breed of horses and the wool of its sheep. Its men fought for the Romans at Cannae, and the city (a Roman municipium since 45 B.C.) became so powerful that it was reported able to raise two hundred thousand fighting men. Abano, which is nearby, is the birthplace of the historian Livy. Padua prospered economically through the Middle Ages, and the university (the third in Italy) was founded in 1222, making it one of the oldest universities in continuous operation. The center of the university is founded around a rebuilt mediaeval inn of the "Bo" (the Ox), the mid-16th century Old Courtyard by Andrea Moroni. In the "Room of the Forty" remains the chair of Galileo, who taught in Padua from 1592 to 1610. One of the most Italian sculptors producing High Renaissance bronzes in Padua was Severo (Calzetta) da Ravenna or Severo di Domenico Calzetta (active 1496-1543). Severo worked in Padua, where he is likely to have finished his training, and also in Ferrara and in Ravenna, where he first appears in a document of 1496. Though Severo specialized in small bronzes, his only securely documented work is the marble St John the Baptist, signed by him, which was commissioned in 1500 for the entrance to the chapel of Saint Anthony in the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, and remains in place. Though he produced religious figures, such as the Corpus from a crucifix in the Cleveland Museum of Art, his main subjects were pagan, including dragons and satyrs, and functional objects, such as inkwells, candlesticks, and oil lamps. Pomponius Gauricus mentions Severo in his chapter on bronzes in De sculptura (1504), without identifying any subjects. A mark of his convincing style all'antica is the fact that a bronze bust of a bearded man wearing a toga in the collection of the Rijksmuseum was long considered to be a Roman bronze. And a mark of the difficulty of attributions is the fact that it is attributed to Severo or to Tullio Lombardo. Some of his other known works include “Neptune on a Sea Monster” (1500-10), Detroit Institute of Arts; “Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child with the Globe of the World”, (1500/1509). The two figures had become separated, and their identities unrecognized, the Christopher mistaken for an Atlas (Louvre) and the Christ Child for a boy with a ball (National Gallery), until detective work by art historian Bertrand Jestaz reunited them. “Saint Sebastian” (1520), National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is part of the Cameo series of books on art and antiques originally published in 1966 in Italy; and eventually republished in 1970 by Octopus Books of London. Printed on a heavy coated stock, it includes 67 full color plates. Visually spectacular, it is also a very intellectually gratifying and educational read. The emphasis is on the small bronzes statuettes produced in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Padua, Florence, and Venice, Italy. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is a wonderful, high quality book produced in the U.K. in English for distribution world wide. The full color plates are simply magnificent, and the images are of the most fabulous examples of Italian Renaissance bronze sculpture, statuary, etc., circa fifteenth and sixteenth century. A real visual extravaganza. High quality binding and great color prints! It is a wonderful reference for those interested in the history of ancient sculpture, with wonderful pictures even for whose who just want to admire the incredible richness of the art form. Still a wonderful reference despite being produced in 1966. Truly enlightening with rapturous photographs, this was considered a classic and authoritative source when it was first published, and it remains so today. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Condition: This is a wonderful, high quality book produced in the U.K. in English for distribution world wide., Material: Paper, Hardcover: Yes, Provenance: Renaissance

PicClick Insights PicClick Exclusive
  •  Popularity - 1,061 views, 1.1 views per day, 973 days on eBay. Super high amount of views. 1 sold, 0 available.
  •  Price -
  •  Seller - 4,664+ items sold. 0% negative feedback. Top-Rated Seller! Ships on time with tracking, 0 problems with past sales.
Similar Items