Category Archives: Art & Artists

Sir Frederic Leighton’s Home and Studio

The Studio (North).
The Studio (East).
The Studio with Alcove (West).
The Smaller Studio.
The Vestibule.
The Arab Hall.
DescriptionEnglish: Interior of Sir Frederic Leighton’s home and studio in 1882
Date1882
SourceIllustrated Biographies of Modern Artists (https://archive.org/details/gri_33125011095359/page/n31/mode/2up)
AuthorAnonymous

Michelangelo at 88

DescriptionEnglish: Portrait of Michelangelo at the age of 88 by Adamo Scultori
Date1580
SourceMichael Angelvs Bonarotvs pinxit, Adam Scvlptor Mantvanvs incidit (https://archive.org/details/michaelangelvsbo00scul/page/n5/mode/2up)
AuthorAdamo Scultori

The inscription reads “Michaelangelo Buonarotti, Florentine noble, in the eighty-eighth year of his age, 1561.”

The Tiber

DescriptionEnglish: “Image of the Tiber River in marble, the work of an excellent artist, in the Vatican garden of the Popes in Rome.”
Latina: Tiberis Fluvii simulacrum è marmore excellentis artificis opus, in Vaticano Pontificum viridario Romae.
Date1585
SourceAntiqvarvm statvarvm vrbis Romae primvs et secvndvs liber (https://archive.org/details/antiqvarvmstatva121cava/page/n29/mode/2up)
AuthorGiovanni Battista de’Cavalieri

Laocoon

DescriptionEnglish: “Statue of Laocoon, made from marble with wondrous art, in the Pontifical garden, Rome, not as described by Virgil or Pliny but after the description of the Greek Poets.”
Latina: Laocoontis signum e marmore mira arte factum in Pontificio viridario, Romae non quale à Virgilio, ac Plinio, sed cuiusmodi à Gracis Poetis describitur.
Date1585
SourceAntiqvarvm statvarvm vrbis Romae primvs et secvndvs liber (https://archive.org/details/antiqvarvmstatva121cava/page/n29/mode/2up)
AuthorGiovanni Battista de’Cavalieri