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The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio
Andrew Butterfield
Dec 1997

Verrocchio, Lorenzo di Credi, Francesco di Simone Ferrucci
Gigetta Dalli Regoli
April 2004
Book Description
The second in the series "Drawing Gallery", co-edited by the Musée du Louvre and 5 Continents Editions, this book introduces in an elegant, concise volume one of the foremost collections of drawings in the world. This book, devoted to the Italian master Andrea del Verrocchio (1435/36–1488) and two of his pupils, Francesco di Simone Ferrucci (ca. 1437–1493) and Lorenzo di Credi (ca. 1459–1537), pays tribute to one of the most prestigious art workshops in Florence during the second half of the fifteenth century. It was here, in this crucible of talents that Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino and Domenico Ghirlandaio began their training. Among the Italian drawings in the Louvre collection, which boasts particularly significant sheets from the Florentine Quattrocento graphic...

Leonardo Da Vinci: Origins of a Genius
David Alan Brown
August 1998
From Library Journal
In an effort to understand the developmental processes that culminate in mature works, researchers have long focused on the early years of the creative genius. This may well be the first such inquiry into the young Leonardo, and Brown, an eminent da Vinci scholar and curator of Italian Renaissance Painting at the National Gallery, has done a masterly job of tracing early influences and the emergence of da Vinci's intense curiosity about nature and ability to re-create it in drawing and painting. The chapter on "Ginevra de'Benci" is a splendid example of how art history and contemporary scientific techniques can be combined in the examination and attribution of a painting. The excellent full-page reproductions and small detail examples are carefully placed within the text for ease of reference, something too often...

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