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The Great Masters in Painting and Sculpture

Edited by G. C. Williamson

PERUGINO

THE GREAT MASTERS IN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

The following Volumes have been issued, price 5s. net each.

BERNARDINO LUINI. By =George C. Williamson=, Litt.D., Editor of the Series.

VELASQUEZ. By =R. A. M. Stevenson=.

ANDREA DEL SARTO. By =H. Guinness=.

LUCA SIGNORELLI. By =Maud Cruttwell=.

RAPHAEL. By =H. Strachey=.

CARLO CRIVELLI. By =G. McNeil Rushforth, M.A.=, Classical Lecturer, Oriel College, Oxford.

CORREGGIO. By =Selwyn Brinton=, M.A., Author of "The Renaissance in Italian Art."

DONATELLO. By =Hope Rea=, Author of "Tuscan Artists."

PERUGINO. By =G. C. Williamson=, Litt.D.

In preparation

SODOMA. By the =Contessa Lorenzo Priuli Bon=.

MEMLINC. By =W. H. James Weale=, late Keeper of the National Art Library.

DELLA ROBBIA. By the =Marchesa Burlamacchi=.

EL GRECO By =Manuel B. Cossio=, Litt.D., Ph.D., Director of the Musee Pédagogique, Madrid.

GIORGIONE. By =Herbert Cook=, M.A.

MICHAEL ANGELO. By =Charles Holroyd=, Keeper of the National Gallery of British Art.

THE BROTHERS BELLINI. By =S. Arthur Strong=, M.A., Librarian to the House of Lords

REMBRANDT. By =Malcolm Bell=.

Others to follow.

LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SONS

[Illustration: Private photo. Marseilles.

The Family of St. Anne.]

PIETRO VANNUCCI

CALLED

PERUGINO

BY

GEORGE C. WILLIAMSON, LITT.D.

AUTHOR OF

"JOHN RUSSELL, R.A.," "RICHARD COSWAY, R.A., AND HIS WIFE AND PUPILS," "PORTRAIT MINIATURES," "BERNARDINO LUINI," ETC.

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LONDON

GEORGE BELL & SONS

1900

PREFACE

The following pages contain what is, I believe, the only full account of the life and works of Perugino in the English language. It is based upon a careful examination of almost every one of his works to be found in Europe, and upon a critical study of their characteristics. The labours of other investigators have, however, been laid under contribution, and I am especially indebted to the works of Crowe and Cavalcaselle, Morelli, Mariotti, Orsini, and Vasari, and also to the works and advice of Mr. Bernhard Berenson, Mrs. Herringham, and Dr. Laurie, and to the writings and researches of M. Broussolle. To the Archbishop of Trebizond (Monsignore Stonor) I am most grateful for obtaining permission for me to study the Albani altar piece, and to Prince Torlonia for kindly granting my request, and also to His Excellency Lord Currie for constant and never failing aid in regard to all the other Italian galleries. Signor Cecchetti has helped me to obtain good photographs of the pictures in and near to Città della Pieve, Miss Fearon has kindly re measured some of the Italian pictures for me, and the Rev. H. R. Ware, and the Rev. T. C Robson, have given me much help in rendering the Latin verse of Perugino into English verse. To each and all of these I offer my hearty thanks. I have also to thank the Directors of the Vatican and Perugia galleries for special facilities afforded me; Mr. Murray for permission to quote from his handbooks, and the photographers for the use of their photographs, and finally to beg that if by chance I have made use of other material without the fullest acknowledgment, the omission may be forgiven me inasmuch as I have endeavoured to avoid so serious a fault. My own divergences from the accepted views will be found fully recorded in these pages, and are in every case founded upon personal study, and for them I alone am responsible... Continue reading book >>




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