Handbook for travellers in northern Italy Volume 2 ; Part I. comprimising the continental states and islands of sardinia, Lombardy, and Venice. Part … and Modena, north Tuscany and Florence



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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: … average was 2094 annually; from 1794 to 1803 it was 3756. In 1835 it was 3750. It is stated that, taking the average of months, births are fewest in June, and most plentiful in December, February, and March, in some measure accounted for by a greater proportion of the marriages taking place after Easter. The proportion of females to males presented for baptism is as 113 to 100. The Piazza di San’ Giovanni is, in fact, one with that of the duomo. The hospital of the Bigallo on the S. side, though modernised, shows two fine Decorated circular arches, now built up, of a Gothic loggia, which formed the vestibule of the oratory of La Misericordia, attributed to Niccolo Pisano. The small statues in the front facing the Baptistery are by Andrea or Niccolo Pisano. The oratory, now used as a depository for government papers, contains three statues–one of the Virgin by Alberto Arnoldi (1358); and, on the step of the altar, many figures painted by Domenico Ghirlandajo. On the N. side of the Baptistery is the column of San Zanobio, erected in the 14th century, to commemorate a miracle said to have taken place upon the translation of his relics: a withered trunk of a tree, which was touched by his bier, having sprouted out in leaves. Several of the houses about the duomo, though much altered, bear the marks of republican antiquity. In the Guardaroba, behind the duomo, are preserved several remarkable objects of ancient art.–The Dossals, or altar-table of the baptistery (where it is only exposed on the feast of St. John the Baptist), is of silver, richly enamelled; the frame-work is of delicate Gothic workmanship. It was begun in 1366, but not completed till after 1477. Ghiberti, Orgagna, Bartolommeo Cenni, Andrea del Verroechio, and Antonio del Pollajuolo were employ…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: … average was 2094 annually; from 1794 to 1803 it was 3756. In 1835 it was 3750. It is stated that, taking the average of months, births are fewest in June, and most plentiful in December, February, and March, in some measure accounted for by a greater proportion of the marriages taking place after Easter. The proportion of females to males presented for baptism is as 113 to 100. The Piazza di San’ Giovanni is, in fact, one with that of the duomo. The hospital of the Bigallo on the S. side, though modernised, shows two fine Decorated circular arches, now built up, of a Gothic loggia, which formed the vestibule of the oratory of La Misericordia, attributed to Niccolo Pisano. The small statues in the front facing the Baptistery are by Andrea or Niccolo Pisano. The oratory, now used as a depository for government papers, contains three statues–one of the Virgin by Alberto Arnoldi (1358); and, on the step of the altar, many figures painted by Domenico Ghirlandajo. On the N. side of the Baptistery is the column of San Zanobio, erected in the 14th century, to commemorate a miracle said to have taken place upon the translation of his relics: a withered trunk of a tree, which was touched by his bier, having sprouted out in leaves. Several of the houses about the duomo, though much altered, bear the marks of republican antiquity. In the Guardaroba, behind the duomo, are preserved several remarkable objects of ancient art.–The Dossals, or altar-table of the baptistery (where it is only exposed on the feast of St. John the Baptist), is of silver, richly enamelled; the frame-work is of delicate Gothic workmanship. It was begun in 1366, but not completed till after 1477. Ghiberti, Orgagna, Bartolommeo Cenni, Andrea del Verroechio, and Antonio del Pollajuolo were employ…

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