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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Great Pictures described by Great Writers.

The portrait of Michelangelo:—

C.P. Cranch. Michael Angelo Buonarotti, a poem read at a celebration of the 400th anniversary of his birth, included in Longfellow's collection of Poems of Places, volume on Italy.



(Based on Symonds' Life of Michelangelo Buonarotti, to which the accompanying notes on pages refer.)

1475. Born at Caprese, March 6 (p. 4).

1488. Apprenticed to Domenico and David Ghirlandajo, April 1 (p. 12).

1489-1492. Under the patronage of Lorenzo the Magnificent, in the Casa Medici (p. 23).

1494, 1495. In Bologna, work on the tomb of St. Dominick (pp. 47, 48).

1495. Return to Florence, the Sleeping Cupid (pp. 50-52).

1496-1498. In Rome:—
The Bacchus (p. 58).
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I had an amazing time reading this short yet precious book on Michelangelo and fifteen of his masterpieces in painting and sculpture. You will find great details on the history of these works, the historical stories and biblical verses behind them, the history of executing them, and the poems writte