List of illustrations

  • Samson and a Philistine
  • Samson Slaying Two Philistines
  • Honor and Deceit
  • Hercules and Antaeus (in situ, atop the fountain designed by Niccol√≤ Tribolo)
  • Cosimo I as Augustus
  • Tomb of Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici, Duke of Urbino
  • Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Nemours
  • Allegory
  • Vulcan's Forge
  • Michelangelo sculpting
  • Alessandro Vittoria in His Studio
  • Florence Triumphant over Pisa
  • Leda and the Swan
  • De Monte Chapel
  • Artists Drawing in the Cesi Garden
  • The Sculpture Garden of Cardinal Cesi, detail
  • Neptune Fountain, detail
  • Allegory of Painting, from the tomb of Michelangelo
  • Slave
  • Portrait of Giambologna
  • Neptune Fountain
  • Florence Triumphant over Pisa
  • Victory
  • Victory
  • Ignudo, from the Neptune Fountain
  • Mars Gravidus
  • Drawing of a grate
  • Sketches of fountains
  • Ponte Santa Trinita
  • Design for a mill
  • Fishing Boy
  • Bacchus
  • Neptune Fountain
  • Neptune
  • Moses and the Brazen Serpent
  • Venus Anadyomene
  • Ops
  • The Descent from the Cross, detail
  • Turkey
  • Bather
  • Bather
  • St. Luke, detail
  • St. Thomas, detail
  • Allegory
  • Allegory
  • Hercules Pomarius
  • Sportello (Safe Door)
  • Crab
  • Descent from the Cross
  • Satyr
  • Mercury
  • Abduction Scene
  • Oceanus Fountain
  • Sabine
  • Pluto and Proserpina
  • St. Paul
  • Janus
  • Hercules and the Centaur
  • Hercules and the Centaur, detail
  • Honor and Deceit, detail
  • Alpheus and Arethusa
  • Fountain of Juno (upper figures)
  • Fountain of Juno (lower figures)
  • Appenine
  • Clay model for Appenine
  • Appenine
  • Triton
  • Mercuri
  • Mercury
  • Mercury
  • Mercury
  • Falcon
  • Owl
  • Eagle
  • Sculptures from different points of view
  • Architectural and anatomical sketches
  • David
  • Beheading of the Baptist (in situ, before restoration)
  • Figure Studies
  • Hercules and the Centaur
  • Hercules and Antaeus
  • Nessus and Deianira
  • Man with a Club
  • Codex Magliabecchianus 17, 4, fol. 55r
  • Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar
  • Codex Magliabecchianus 17, 4, fol. 51r
  • Codex Magliabecchianus 17, 4, fol. 59v
  • Codex Riccardianus 2275, fol. 29v
  • Codex Riccardianus 2136, fol. 27r
  • Disegni e misure e regole, fol. 13r
  • Opening of Biblioteca Riccardiana
  • Architecture
  • Giambologna in His Studio
  • Equity and Rigor and Cosimo I (in situ)
  • Fata Morgana
  • Stucco model for the restoration of an ancient Venus
  • Disegni e misure e regole, fol. 32v
  • Disegni e misure e regole, fol. 3r
  • Disegni e misure e regole, fol. 20r
  • Disegni e misure e regole, fol. 27v
  • Disegni e misure e regole, fol. 32r
  • Disegni e misure e regole, fol. 33v
  • Bathsheba
  • Vases
  • Study for the Salviati Chapel, recto
  • Study for the Oceanus fountain
  • Modo di misurare una profondita in fossa dun pozzo
  • Altar of Liberty
  • Altar of St. Regulus
  • Tomb of Giovanni Buoncampagni
  • Salviati Chapel, general view
  • Study for the Salviati Chapel, verso)
  • Translation of St. Antoninus
  • Exposition of the Relics of St. Antoninus, with Ugolino Martelli Preaching
  • Antoninus Pardoning the Magistrato degli Otto
  • Antoninus Preaching
  • Christ in Limbo
  • Left wall of Salviati Chapel
  • Right wall of Salviati Chapel
  • St. Antoninus
  • St. Cecilia
  • Effigy on tomb of Antipope John XXIII, detail
  • Fountain of the Grotticella (in situ)
  • Madonna of the Harpies
  • Crucifix
  • Project for Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome
  • Burial chapel
  • Christ and the Samaritan Woman
  • Soccorso Chapel
  • Soccorso Chapel
  • Way to Calvary
  • Charity
  • Crucifix
  • Crucifix
  • Crucifix Raised over Broken Idol
  • The Vatican Obelisk
  • Equestrian Monument to Cosimo I
  • Palazzo Grifoni, seen from the north
  • Palazzo Farnese
  • Palazzo Grifoni, detail of brickwork
  • Study for Neptune fountain
  • Palazzo Mondragone
  • San Giovannino
  • Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome
  • Equestrian Monument to Ferdinando I, seen from the south
  • Palazzo degi Anziani
  • Piazza Santissima Annunziata, with Giambologna's Ferdinando I and Ammanati's Palazzo Grifoni, seen from the northeast
  • Ferdinando I
  • Justice
  • Map of Florence, oriented with south at the top, detail
  • Justice, as seen from Via delle Terme
  • Plan of Florence, detail
  • Plan of Florence, detail
  • Hercules and the Centaur
  • Canto dei Carnesecchi
  • Justice, seen from Palazzo Strozzi
  • Via Tournabuoni 5
  • Palazzo Corsi, with bust of Cosimo I
  • Palazzo Altoviti, with Medici arms, as seen from the portal of Palazzo Corsi
  • Canto dei Carnesecchi, viewed from the west, looking toward the Cathedral
  • Equestrian Monument to Cosimo I, detail
  • St. Matthew
  • Cosimo I's Trimphal Entry into Siena, relief from Equestrian Monument to Cosimo I
  • St. Antoninus's Ceremonial Entry into the Piazza della Signoria
  • Pilate Washing His Hands
  • Pilate Washing His Hands
  • Florence Rending Obeisance to Duke Cosimo, relief from the base of Equestrian Monument to Cosimo I
  • Coronation of Cosimo I, relief from Equestrian Monument to Cosimo I
  • Hercules and the Centaur, view from the front
  • Hercules and the Centaur, from the back
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