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The Great Masters in Painting and Sculpture Edited by G. C. Williamson

LUCA SIGNORELLI

THE GREAT MASTERS IN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

The following Volumes have been issued

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. December 1.

RAPHAEL. By H. STRACHEY. January 1.

In preparation.

CARLO CRIVELLI. By G. M'NEIL RUSHFORTH, M.A., Lecturer in Classics, Oriel College, Oxford.

CORREGGIO. By SELWYN BRINTON, M.A., Author of "The Renaissance in Italian Art."

FRA ANGELICO. By LANGTON DOUGLAS, M.A.

THE BROTHERS BELLINI. By S. ARTHUR STRONG, M.A., Librarian to the House of Lords.

MICHAEL ANGELO. By CHARLES HOLROYD, Keeper of the National Gallery of British Art.

TURNER. By CHARLES FRANCIS BELL, M.A., Deputy Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum.

PERUGINO. By G. C. WILLIAMSON, Litt.D., Editor of the Series.

MEMLINC. By W. H. JAMES WEALE, late Keeper of the National Art Library.

MURILLO. By MANUEL B. COSSIO, Litt.D., Ph. D., Director of the Musee Pedagogique, Madrid.

REMBRANDT. By MALCOLM BELL.

Others to follow.

LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SONS

[Illustration: Portrait of an unknown man ]

LUCA SIGNORELLI

by

MAUD CRUTTWELL

[Illustration]

London George Bell & Sons 1899

"Pianga Cortona omai, vestasi oscura, Che estinti son del Signorello i lumi; Et, tu, Pittura, fa de gli occhi fuimi, Che resti senza lui debile e scura."

Epitaph composed at the time of his death

"Il Cortonese Luca d'ingegno E spirito pellegrino."

RIME DI GIOVANNI SANTI

PREFATORY NOTICE.

The references to Vasari, and Crowe and Cavalcaselle, are invariably to the latest editions, both in Italian: "Opere di Giorgio Vasari" (Firenze, G. C. Sansoni, 1879); "Cavalcaselle e Crowe" (Le Monnier, 1898).

The author desires to express her gratitude to Mr Bernhard Berensen, author of "Lorenzo Lotto," etc., for much help in her work.

FLORENCE, October 1899.

CONTENTS

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix

BIBLIOGRAPHY xiii

GENEALOGICAL TREE xv

Chapter I. HIS LIFE 1

II. DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HIS GENIUS 17

III. EARLIEST WORKS 32

IV. MIDDLE PERIOD 49

V. ORVIETO 63

VI. LATER PAINTINGS 87

VII. LAST WORKS 98

VIII. DRAWINGS 107

IX. PUPILS AND GENERAL INFLUENCE 111

CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 121

CATALOGUE OF WORKS 131

INDEX 141

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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Portrait of a Man Gallery, Berlin Frontispiece

Portrait of Signorelli Museo del Duomo, Orvieto 8

The Deposition Cathedral, Cortona 10

The Flagellation Brera Gallery, Milan 32

Apostles Santa Casa, Loreto 34

The Incredulity of S. Thomas Santa Casa, Loreto 36

The Conversion of Saul Santa Casa, Loreto 36

Madonna and Saints Cathedral, Perugia 38

The Circumcision National Gallery, London 40

Pan Gallery, Berlin 42

Madonna Uffizi, Florence 44

Madonna and Saints Pitti, Florence 46

Holy Family Rospigliosi Gallery, Rome 46

Holy Family Uffizi, Florence 48

The Annunciation Cathedral, Volterra 50

The Annunciation Uffizi, Florence 52

The Crucifixion Santo Spirito, Urbino 54

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