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, 395]

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Lyons, where he lived gouty and indigent; and
that he afterwards removed to Fontainebleau, and
there ended his days, as scanty of comfort as rich in
Pirro LiooRiod The very honourable mention
the Author os the Elements has made of this artist,
and the elevation of a palace os his design given in
the last figure os the plates, seem to require that
something be here briessy said of him. He was a
Noble Neapolitan of the Seggio di Porta Nuova/
deeply versed in the Rudy of antiquity and the fine
arts. By Paul IV. he was appointed architebt of
St. Peter’s; but in that office conducted himself so
offensively, by his contempts of the venerable and
yet capable M. A. Buonarroti and his rude disputes
with him on matters relative to his charge, that all
the Pope’s partiality to him, as a countryman, could
not keep him where he had placed him.
Pius IV. employed him to design the deposit os
Paul IV. The Palazzine in the wood os Belvedere
is thought to be his architebhire. The Palace Lan-
celotti,'1 in Piazza Navona, is likewise his invention
—and he moreover painted some clair-obscures, of
a colour resembling Bronze, in Rome.
Alfonso II, last Duke of Ferrara, used his service
as an engineer, in securing his capital from the da-
mage it was exposed to by the inundations os the Po.
In this employment he ended his days at Ferrara.
b Pirro Ligorio Napolitano died 1580.
c A sort of lodges, in different parts of the city, into which the nobles are
d Vide Elements, Plate 55. fig. 3.
A great
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