The Life Of Benvenuto Cellini John Addington Symonds Heron c1970


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The Life Of Benvenuto Cellini Translated by John Addington Symonds

This work is the only known autobiography of a Renaissance artist. It describes not only the artist's life at the Papal Court in Rome and at the Royal Court of France but makes very vivid historical writing, including, as it does, an eye-witness account of the Sack of Rome in 1527. Cellini also gives us details of his career as a sculptor and goldsmith who restored Etruscan sculptures in Florence, made jewellery for the Popes and beautiful trinkets and ornaments for the French Court, such as the salt-cellar for Francis I. Many of his contemporaries such as Michelangelo are described by him in an intimate manner.


  • Publisher Heron Books, London; Undated c.1970
  • Brown Faux Leather Hardback With Gilt Title And Decorations, 464pp
  • Size 210 x 125mm, 650g

Condition: Good – No Dust Jacket, Small Crease To Back Cover, No Inscriptions, Good Copy

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