Gal. degli Uffizi. FLORENCE. 52. Route. 293
portraits of princes and great men, commenced under Cosmo I. and con¬
stantly increased. On either side are exhibited ant. busts, statues, and sar¬
cophagi, above which are pictures. The visitor proceeding to the r. from the
entrance and commencing at the end should observe the following objects.
Ancient Sculptures in Marble: 35. Agrippina sitting; 39. Sarco¬
phagus with representations from the life of a Roman; 38. Hercules slaying
Nessus (almost entirely modern); 41, 47, 48. Busts of Csesar (with bronze
head), Augustus, and Agrippa; 75. Beautiful statue of an Athlete (the 14th
of those so designated), which has recently been discovered to be a copy
of the celebrated Doryphorus of Polycletes. Also a collection of Roman
sarcophagi (Rape of Proserpine, Labours of Hercules, Hunt of Meleager,
Apollo and the Muses, etc.) and a number of Roman portraits-heads. At the
end a sarcophagus with the fall of Phaeton and the Heliades.
Pictures: 2. -Cimabue, St. Cecilia; "6. Giotto, Christ on the Mt. of
Olives; 9. Simone and Lippi Memmi (of Siena), Annunciation with lateral
pictures (S. G-iulietta and S. Ansano); 12. Pietro Laureati (of Siena), Her¬
mit saints of the wilderness of Thebes; " 17. Fra Angelica da Fiesole, Ta¬
bernacle with gold ground, on the exterior St. Mark and St. Peter, on the
interior St. Mark, John the Baptist and Madonna with the Child, sur¬
rounded by angels playing on instruments; " 24. Lor. di Credi, Madonna,
worshipping the Child ; ''25. Botticelli, Madonna; 36. Luca Signorelli, Holy
Family; 39. Botticelli, Birth of Venus.
S. Connecting Passage, with similar decorations and contents,
of which the following three antiques merit special notice: -138. Thorn-
extractor; 127. Round altar with bas-reliefs, representing the Sacrifice of
Iphigenia, bearing the name of Cleomenes; 146. Nymph extracting a thorn
(Venere della Spina).
W. Corridor, of the same length as that on the E., adorned with
frescoes representing the rise of art, and with portraits of celebrated Flo¬
rentines. R. and 1. of the entrance statues of Marsyas. The pictures are
comparatively unimportant, but at the end there are several fine sculptures:
"380. Bacchus, an early work of Michael Angelo; in the centre an antique
altar from Rome, dedicated to the Lares; 389. Sansovino, Bacchus; 388. Un¬
finished statue of Apollo by the same master; 383. Benedetto da Majano,
John the Baptist; 384. Donatello, John the Baptist; 387. Donatello, David;
385. Baccio Bandinelli, Copy of the Laocoon group.
Returning hence, and passing through the second door I. of the entrance,
the visitor next enters the octagonal
** Tr ibuna.
Here the master pieces of ancient sculpture and modern painting are
combined so as to form a magnificent and almost unparalleled collection.
The hall was constructed by Bernardo Buontalenti; the decorations are by
Bernardino Poccetli. In the centre are placed five very celebrated marble
sculptures: "Satyr playing on the cymbal, restored by Michael Angelo. The
group of the '-Wrestlers , found with that of the Children of Niobe. The
'"Medici Venus, found in the 16th cent, in the villa of Hadrian near Tivoli,
brought to Florence in 1680, under Cosmo III.; the Greek inscription de¬
signates Cleomenes, son of Apollodorus, as the master. The "Grinder, sup¬
posed to be a Scythian from the group of JIarsyas who is being flayed,
found at Rome in the 16th cent. The Apollino, or young Apollo, of the
school of Praxiteles.
Paintings, beginning on the 1. : * 1131. Raphael, Pope Julius II. ; 1132.
Correggio Cl), Head of John the Baptist; 1133. A. Caracci, Bacchante; ""1129.
Raphael, Madonna with the goldfinch (del Cardinello); 1130. Fra Bartolom-
meo, Job; -1127. Raphael, The vouthful John; 1128. Van Dyck, Emp.
Charles V.; -1125. Raphael (?), Madonna at the well; 1126. Fra Bartolom-
meo, Isaiah; *1123. Raphael, The Fornarnia (?); 1124. Franc. Francia, Por¬
trait. Over the door: 1122. Perugino, Madonna with SS. John and Sebas¬
tian; :::1120. Raphael, Female Portrait; 1121. Mantegna, Elisabeth of Man¬
tua; "1118. Correggio, Repose during the Flight to Egypt; 1119. Baroccio,
Duke Francis Maria II. of Urbino ; 1116. Titian , A Prelate ; " 1117. Titian,
Venus; 1114. Guercino, Sibyl of Samos; 1115. Van Dyck, Jean de Montfort;