Aldrich, Henry; Smyth, Philip [Übers.]
The Elements Of Civil Architecture: According To Vitruvius And Other Ancients, And The Most Approved Practice Of Modern Authors, Especially Palladio — London, 1789 [Cicognara Nr. 395]

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INTRODUCTION.

in that of the S. S. Counts Giraud. That of the
Dukes of Sora, nella regione di Parione, raised by
the Cardinal Nicolo de5 Fieschi, was likewise his
invention.2 The palace of the Marchese Corsini was
begun on his design.

He superintended the conscruCtion os a house plan-
ned by the great Raphael d’Urbino,* for his own ha-
bitation in Borgo Nuovo; a condescension which
nothing but the officiousness os sriendship could
suggesc 3 if what tradition reports be true, that Ra-
phael was indebted to Bramante for his knowledge
of Architecture. The gratitude of that prince of
painters, was, however, not inadequate to this and
his other obligations to his compatriot Artist; see-
ing he has transmitted him to posterity in two por-
traits, inserted in his grand work in the Vatican. In
the piece called the School of Athens, he is in the
character os the Geometrician ; in that of the dispute
on the Holy Sacrament his seatures are given to the
bald and beardless figure, that leans himself and
resits a book on the marble parapet, and, with the
left hand, points to the contents, turning himsels at
the same time towards one who seems to be his op-
ponent.

Giulius II, created Pope in 1503, found in Bra-
mante, an Architect, by quickness of conception,
invention and execution, equal to the projects of his
own ardent and enterprizing genius. At the com-
mand os this Pontif, he formed the plan of that im-
mense court (400 paces long) between the old Vati-
can and Belvedere 3 to serve as a rectangular theatre

1 Vide Elements, PI. 53. Fig. 20 3 about 1513. Ibid. Plate 54. Fig. r.

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