CIOCCHI (GIOVANNI MARIA) La Pittura in Parnaso, 1725
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CIOCCHI (GIOVANNI MARIA) La Pittura in Parnaso, 1725
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CIOCCHI (GIOVANNI MARIA)
La Pittura in Parnaso, first edition, contemporary vellum, contemporary ink-inscribed title to spine, 4to, Florence, Michele Nestenus, 1725

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  • Having studied painting under Pier Dandini, towards the end of his life, his eyesight failing, Ciocchi turned to writing. In this work, following the seventeenth century tradition of the paragone between painters and sculptors at Apollo's court on Parnassus, he critically appraises Raffaello Borghini's treatise on Florentine paintings (Il Riposo, Florence, 1584). The paintings of Santa Maria Novella are described over several chapters in great detail.
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