Michael Angelo Buonarroti Written by Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower, and published in London in 1903. Lord Gower also wrote biographies of Marie Antoinette and Joan of Arc, and a history of the Tower of London. This biography also includes 40 illustrations/photographs of Michael Angelo's most famous works. There is also included at the end, a Catalogue of the Works of Michael Angelo (252 pages)
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.....To write worthily of so supreme a world-genius as was Michael Angelo is given to few. But to one who, since his earliest appreciation for what is greatest in art, has ever revered that mighty master, it may be allowed to add a tribute of homage by this little monograph to Michael Angelo Buonarroti.
If further preface is needed, I perhaps cannot do better than give the following words written to me by the veteran artist, G. F. Watts, RA., O.M., on returning the proofs which he had kindly read.
Ronald Sutherland Gower.
"July 24, 1903.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
List of Illustrations
Chapter I. Early Years
Chapter II. The Tomb of Julius
Chapter III. Later Years
Chapter IV. Michael Angelo as Sculptor
Chapter V. Michael Angelo as Painter
Chapter VI. Michael Angelo as Architect
Chapter VII. Michael Angelo as Draughtsman
Chapter VIII. Michael Angelo as Poet
Chapter IX. Contemporary Portraits of Michael Angelo in Sculpture and Painting
Chapter X. The Influence of Michael Angelo
Catalogue of the Works of Michael Angelo:
Drawings and Sculpture
Drawings by Michael Angelo: The British Museum
PARTIAL LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS/PHOTOGRAPHS
Marble Mask of a Faun.
Marble Statuette of an Angel
Tomb of Julius II
Madonna and Child
Bronze Bust of Michael Angelo
Madonna and Child
Combat between Centaurs and Lapithae
Marble Statue of St. John the Baptist
Head of David
The Dying Adonis
Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici
Madonna and Infant Christ, St. John the Baptist and Angels
The "Doni" Madonna
The Entombment of our Lord
Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
The Creation of the Sun and Moon
The Last Judgement
The Three Fates
Interior of the Cupola of St. Peter's, Rome
The Laurentian Library, Florence
Descent from the Cross
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