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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form of that letter) built by him, a little out of Man-
tua, is one of the molt renowned Edifices in Italy,
In addition to the merit of its construction, it has to
boast some of the noblest efforts of his pencil; in
particular the Hall of the Giants, where their fall is
represented in a style correspondent to the magnitude
of the Subject. This invaluable work buffered greatly
by the barbarism of Pandours and Hussars, who used
it as a guard-room, in the war terminated by the
peace of Aix la Chapelle in 1748. He modernized
and enlarged the Ducal Palace, and built another at
Marmiruolo, five Miles from his Capital, for the
same sovereign. In Mantua he erected a house for
his own residence; and there refitted the church of
St. Benedict, of the religious of Monte Cassino,
and rebuilt the Dome. There, indeed, and in the
vicinity his works os Architecture are so numerous,
that the Cardinal Gonzaga was used to say, that
Mantua was a Creation of Giulio Romano, and all
there his own.

His design for the front of St. Petronio was
deemed the molt suitable, of several presented by ce-
lebrated Architects. Arrived to the fulness of his
fame, it was confirmed to him by his appointment
to the envied charge os Architect of St. Peter’s os
the Vatican. Resolved to remove thither with his
whole household, and in actual preparation for a de-
parture, not a little displeasing to the duke of Man-
tua and his own family, he was seized with an illness
that, in the issue, finally ciosed his labours and con-
cerns in this life.

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