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Re: An important discovery by Andrea Vitali abiut the Bagat

While Vitalli does not address the PBM Bagatto, his essay can help illuminate that oldest one to have survived, but not in the terms Hurst has summarized: “[A]cknowledging the obvious: the Bagatto is a magician.” This places too much weight on the second of the three meanings outlined by Vitali: 'sm...

Re: An important discovery by Andrea Vitali abiut the Bagat

While Vitalli does not address the PBM Bagatto, his essay can help illuminate that oldest one to have survived, but not in the terms Hurst has summarized: “[A]cknowledging the obvious: the Bagatto is a magician.” This places too much weight on the second of the three meanings outlined by Vitali: 'sm...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

Huck, One more humanist of the early Medici literati circle I should have mentioned as he was important to Lorenzo vecchio as his tutor (likely Cosimo’s as well) – the future chancellor Carlo Marusppini (I still lean towards Bruni as the one behind the original tarot program, the humanist chancellor...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

Huck, Cosimo and his brother Lorenzo were hardly at cross purposes so it shouldn't bother us too much if we can't tell who commissioned or did what. I guess I don't see the point on dwelling on that problem without more evidence. As for the Crum article - read it a few months ago and I too was struc...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

Huck wrote: If I read ... "In domo magnifici Pieri Medicis sub Davide eneo : Victor est quisquis patriam tuetur Frangit immanis Deus hostis iras : En puer grandem domuit tiramnum Vincite cives" ... I read "Piero de' Medici" first. My bad Latin translates something like "in the house of the magnific...

Re: 3-fold "Lorenzo" ... game inventors ? Or what ...

Huck, Good to see you posting more frequently again. Regarding the connection between Cosimo’s brother Lorenzo Medici and Filelfo, see the poem written by the latter to both brothers (to Cosimo actually, as I will argue below) , reproduced in the appendix of this article by Christine M. Sperling: Do...

Re: Who's in the Chariot?

Mike, Re. the shield of the niello supported by bears is that of the Orsini, the family of the cardinal that had the twelve sibyls depicted. A manuscript describing the famous painted series in his Roman palace reads: "Cardinal Orsini has made to be represented a bear under the feet of the first sib...

Re: The non-captives in some early Triumphs of Fame

Mike/Huck, Am I the only one struck by the similarity between the "Master of the Vitae Imperatorum" image posted by Mike and the Rothschild cards (particularly the tendril/floral brocade on many of the figures' dress)? Facial/hair features perhaps not as close but same school of artists perhaps usin...

Re: Collection "How Petrarca became famous" (till 1450)

Mike, Have no strong thoughts here either way but just wanted to point out there was one other GS - Gabriele Sforza, brother of Francesco who became bishop of Milan (in 1454 I think); if the question is how to account for how the book got to the Vatican, it could have been bequeathed to another Sfor...

Re: Who's in the Chariot?

Huck, There is a seldom-reproduced Scheggia sketch(?) of Justice that shows the same, supposedly in the Davanzati museum but I did not see it there when in Florence over Easter. The museum incorrectly calls it a Fortitude and I initially thought it a Fama but I believe it is in fact a Justice in lig...

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