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Eccellenza Della Statua Del San Giorgio Di Donatello Scultore Fiorentino, Posta nella facciata di fuori d'Orsan Michele, Scritta da M. Francesco Bocchi in lingua Fiorentina; Dove si tratta del Costume, della Vivacità, & della Bellezza di dette Statua.

Francesco Bocchi

RA Collection: Book

Record number




In Fiorenza,: Appresso Giorgio Marescotti. Con licenza de' Superiori., 1584.

Physical Description

106, [6] p.; 160 mm. (Octavo.)


[T.p., dedic.] - All'Accademia Fiorentina Del Disegno - [Text] - Tavola Delle Cose notabili ....

Responsibility Note

The work carries a dedication by Francesco Bocchi to Cosimo De' Medici Gran Duca Di Toscana, dated 1571.


M. Komorowski, 'Donatello's St George in a sixteenth-century commentary by Francesco Bocchi: some problems of the Renaissance theory', in Ars Auro Prior (1981), p.61-6.

G.A. Johnson, In the eye of the beholder: Donatello's sculpture in the life of Renaissance Italy [dissertation, Harvard Univy.] (1994); J. Poeschke, Donatello and his world (1993).

Summary Note

The text describes the marble statue of St George commissioned from Donatello ca. 1414 by the guild of armourers of Florence, to be placed on the front of Orsanmichele. The sculpture was much admired, as expressing the courage of the saint, while representing him as clad in full armour.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, black and red morocco spine-labels lettered 'F. Bocchi Statua Di Donatello.', 'Imagine Della S. Nunziata.' and 'Fior. 1584 - 92.', spine lettered 'R.A.' Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Christian art and symbolism - Saints - Martyrs - Soldiers
Sculpture - Statues - Churches - Italy - Tuscany - Florence - Orsanmichele - History - 15th century
Art criticism - Italy - 16th century