Italian Parade Sword
Taddeo Zuccaro died on this day in 1566 in Rome, one day after his thirty-seventh birthday. Born in the Marches and trained by his father, Taddeo moved to Rome at fourteen, where he came to know the works of Raphael, Correggio, and Parmagianino. His Mannerist style, derived also from the work of Michelangelo, drew praise and commissions for facade paintings, frescoes, and altarpieces. Works left unfinished at his death were completed by his younger brother Federico (d. 1609). Taddeo was buried near his hero Raphael in the Roman Pantheon.
Reference: Liana De Girolami Cheney. “Zuccaro.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.<http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T093663pg1>
Further reading: Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro: Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome by Julian Brooks et al. (2007).
The Martyrdom of Saint Paul, ca. 1557-8. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975.
Royal Entry of Emperor Charles V, Francis I of France, and Alessandro Cardinal Farnese into Paris, Villa Farnese, 1559, Caprarola.
Aert van der Neer
Raphael · The interior of the Pantheon
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
A free-hand study of the Pantheon by Raphael which has been completed at the right by another hand in order to show, inaccurately, the entrance. The entrance may have been copied by the second artist from a now lost second drawing by Raphael, and in combining them he compressed them, omitting a fourth tabernacle and a third column-screen, in order to obtain a (false) symmetry. This sheet was probably used by Raphael during an unrecorded Roman visit of 1506 or 1507, a date which corresponds well to the style. (+)
At his request, Raphael was buried in the Pantheon.
Albrecht Durer c. 1512
Wing of a Roller
Detail of the celestial globe from The Ambassadors (1533), Hans Holbein the Younger
Agnolo Bronzino - Eleonora da Toledo and Her Son, 1545-50, detail
~Hans Holbein, the Younger1526oil on limewood146,5 x 102 cmSchlossmuseum , Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany