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1 Portrait of Andrea del Verrocchio from Vasari’s Vite

2 VERROCCHIO, Andrea del The Baptism of Christ 1472-75 Oil on wood, 177 x 151 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

3 VERROCCHIO, Andrea del The Baptism of Christ (left angel and possibly the landscape by Leonardo da Vinci) 1472-75 Oil on wood, 177 x 151 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

4 VERROCCHIO, Andrea del The Baptism of Christ 1472-75 Oil on wood, 177 x 151 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

5 Verrocchio Head of an Angel Florence, Uffizi

6 Verrocchio John the Baptist Florence, Uffizi

7 Silver Altar, 1366; side panels added 1478-80 Originally Florence baptistry; now in Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

8 Antonio di Salvi - Dance of Salome Verrocchio - Beheading of the Baptist Bernardo Cenni - Annunciation, Antonio Pollaiuolo - Birth of John Baptist Silver panels added to the altar 1478-80 Originally Florence Baptistery Florence, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo

9 VERROCCHIO Beheading of St John the Baptist (detail of the altar) 1477-80 Silver Baptistry, Florence

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11 Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Detail of executioner

12 Andrea del Verrocchio, La Piagnona Bell, bronze, Museo di San Marco, Florence

13 VERROCCHIO, Andrea del Christ and Doubting Thomas c1476-83 Bronze, height: 230 cm Orsanmichele, Florence (replaced Donatello’s Louis of Toulouse)

14 Donatello, Gilded Bronze St. Louis of Tolouse, c1418-22 (now in Sta Croce) Marble Niche of Orsanmichele, c1422

15 Pre-restoration

16 Post-restoration

17 Detail, St. Thomas

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19 Detail of Christ

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22 September 1468 - Verrocchio is given the commission for the palla to sit atop the lantern of Florence Cathedral The palla was set in place in May 1471. "Keep in mind how the ball of Santa Maria Fiore was soldered together in sections." "ricordati delle saldature co che si saldo la palla di sca maria del fiore." "The triangular sections of the said ball were of copper shaped over a stone." "di rame inprotato i sasso chome li dessa palla." Leonardo da Vinci, MS G. 84b (Institut de France)

23 Inventory of commissions for the Medici for which Verrocchio was not paid; of 27 January 1495/6 by his brother Tommaso (English translation by Seymour, 1966, p.172.; Italian from Seymour, 1971, p. 174.) Dj Tommaso Verrochhij. + adj 27 dj gennaio 1495. Rede dj Lorenzo de medicj deon dare per questo lavoro fatto qui appie cioc. 1.) A David with the head of Goliath. Per uno davitte e la testa dj ghulia.................fj- 2.) A red nude [flayed Marsyas]. Per lo gnudo rosso.................fj- 3.) Small child of bronze with three heads of bronze and four lion's 'mouths' of marble. Per banbino dj bronzo chon 3 teste dj bronzo e 4 bocche dj lione dj marmo.................fj- 4.) A fountain-figure of marble (for Medici villa at ). Per una fighura dj marmo che gietta acqua.................fj- 5.) A storiated relief with several figures. Per una storia dj rilievo chom piu fighure.................fj- 6.) Adornment [painting] of all the heads above the doorways of the courtyard [of the Medici] in Florence. Per achonciatura dj tutte le teste chotalie che sono sopra a gli uscj del chortile in Firenze.................fj- 7.) [painting] portrait on panel of Lucrezia Donati. Per uno quadro dj legname drentovj la fighura della testa della Luchrezia de Donatij.................fj- 8.) [painting] standard for Lorenzo's Tournament. Per lo stendardo per la giostra dj Lorenzo.................fj- 9.) A figurine of a lady for [the crest of] a helmet [for Lorenzo de'Medici]. Per una dama dj rilievo ch'è posta in sul elmo.................fj- 10.) [painting] of a standard with a putto [spiritello] for the tournament of Giuliano. Per dipintura duno stendardo ch I0 spiritello per la giostra dj Giuliano.................fj- 11.) [Marker] for the grave of Cosimo at the foot of the high altar of S. Lorenzo. Per la sepoltura dj Chosimo appie del altare magiore in san Lorenzo.................fj- 12.) The tomb of Piero and Giovanni de'Medici. Per la sepoltura dj Piero e Giovannj de Medici.................fj- 13.) Lettering cut into the [face of the] above tomb. Per intagliatura dj 80 lettere intagliate in su el serpentino in due tondj in detta sepoltura.................fj- 14.) Twenty masks after nature. Per ventj maschere rittatte al naturale.................fj- 15.) [Parade] armor [in part] for Duke Galeazzo [Visconti, of Milan]. Per lo adornamento e aparato del ducha Ghaleazo.................fj- (document is a record of a nonextant original, and contains no monetary sums. Biblioteca degli Uffizi Miscellanee Manoscritte P.I., No. 3. Cruttwell, 1904, p. 243 (w/wrong archive reference, and ditto Passavant 1959); corrected Passavant 1969, p. 174.)

24 VERROCCHIO, Andrea del The Young David c1473-75 Bronze, height: 125 cm Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

25 Detail, Young DavidDetail, St. Thomas

26 Detail, St. Thomas

27 Detail, Angel from Donatello’s Cavalcanti Altar / Tabernacle of the Annunciation Limestone with residual gilt and polychromy c.1435 Sta. Croce, Florence Cavalcanti Altar Detail, Angel from Giovanni d’Ambrogio’s (?) Annunciation Group (originally for the Porta della Mandorla)

28 Detail, Young David Detail, Donatello’s bronze David c.1430s Bargello, Florence

29 Detail, Head of Goliath from the Young David

30 Detail, Head of Goliath from Donatello’s Bronze David

31 Donatello, Niccolo da Uzzano, Pigmented terracotta, c.1430s Bargello, Florence VERROCCHIO, Andrea del Lorenzo de Medici 1480 Painted terracotta National Gallery of Art, Washington

32 VERROCCHIO, Andrea del Tomb of Piero and Giovanni de' Medici 1469-72 Marble, porphyry, serpentine, bronze and pietra serena San Lorenzo (in wall between Old Sacristy and Chapel of the Medici, Florence

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36 VERROCCHIO, Andrea del Equestrian Statue of Colleoni 1480s Gilded bronze, height: 395 cm (without base) Campo di Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

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38 Donatello, Equestrian Monument to Erasmo da Narni (“Gattamelata”) Bronze, 1447-53 Piazza del Santo, Padua

39 Detail of Colleoni

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