Gal. degli Uffizi. FLORENCE. 53. Route. 387
portraits (the portrait of the woman damaged); *751. L. Cranach,
St. George; 761. Jan Brueghel, Landscape, forming the cover of
a green drawing of the ^Crucifixion relieved with white by A.
Diirer (1505), with a copy in colours by J. Brueghel; 698. Van
der Goes (?), Madonna; 700. Teniers the Younger, Love-scene.
*703. Memling, Madonna; the best of Memling's pieces at Florence,
remarkable for its chastened arrangement, tasteful shape, jewel¬
like finish, and glow of tone (C. $ C). 705. Teniers the Elder,
Physician; 706. Teniers the Younger, St. Peter weeping; 710. Adr.
Staelbent, Landscape; 738. Paul Bril, St. Paul in the wilderness.
French School. This saloon contains numerous battle-pieces
by Bourguignon, Parrocel, and Gagneraux, and a beautifully in¬
laid table. To the right: 679. and 689. Portraits of the poet
Vittorio Alfieri and the Countess of Albany (b. 1763, d. at Flor¬
ence 1824), by Fabre de Montpellier, with two autographs by Al¬
fieri on the back; 680. Nicolas Poussin, Theseus at Trcezene;
674. Larguilliere, Rousseau; 672. Grimoux, Young pilgrim;
*667. Clouet, Francis I. on horseback; 671. Watteau, Garden-
scene ; 682. Clouet, Portrait. — Then to the left in the corridor
is the —
Cabinet of the Gems (when closed, apply to one of the custo¬
dians), a saloon borne by four columns of oriental alabaster and
four of verde antico, with six cabinets containing upwards of 400
gems and precious stones, once the property of the Medici.
The 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th cabinets each contain two small columns
of agate and rock crystal. In the 1st cabinet on the right a vessel of
lapis lazuli; two basreliefs in gold on a ground of jaspar, by Giovanni
da Bologna. 2nd: Two goblets of onyx, with the name of Lorenzo de'
Medici; *Casket of rock-crystal with 24 scenes from the life of Christ,
executed by Valerio Belli for Pope Clement, VII.; 'Portrait of the grand-
duke Cosimo III., in Florentine mosaic, of 1619; three basreliefs in gold
on a ground of jasper, by Giovanni da Bologna. Crystal vase, with cover
in enamelled gold, executed for Diana of Poitiers, with her cipher and half
moons. The glass-cases by the window contain cameos of the 17th cen¬
tury. 4th : Vase of jasper with lid, on which stands the figure of a warrior
in gold adorned with diamonds. Venus and Cupid in porphyry, by Maria
da Peseta. 5th: Basrelief in gold and jewels, representing the Piazza
della Signoria, by Gasparo Mola. Fantastic vase with a * Hercules in
massive gold upon it, by Giov. da Bologna. 6th: Vase of rock-crystal,
by Benvenuto Cellini. In the centre of the room a table with a view of
the old harbour of Leghorn in Florentine mosaic.
*Venetian School. I. Saloon. Right: 571. Torbido, Portrait;
576. Titian, Portrait of Sansovino (?), sadly damaged; 575. Lotto,
Holy Family; 583. Giov. Bellini, Pieta, (unfinished); 584. Cima da
Conegliano, Madonna; *585. Pordenone (?), Portrait; 586. Moroni,
Portrait; 589. Paolo Veronese, Martyrdom of St. Justina (sketch),
596. P. Veronese, Esther in presence of Ahasuerus; 595. Jacopo
da Ponte, surnamed Bassano, Portraits of the painter's family;
607. Paris Bordone, Portrait.
*599, 605. Titian, Portraits of Francesco Maria della Rovere
and Eleonora Gonzaga, Duke and Duchess of Urbino (1537).