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The Resource [Letter written by Bartolomeo Ammannati in Florence to Francesco Busini in Pisa]

[Letter written by Bartolomeo Ammannati in Florence to Francesco Busini in Pisa]

Label
[Letter written by Bartolomeo Ammannati in Florence to Francesco Busini in Pisa]
Title
[Letter written by Bartolomeo Ammannati in Florence to Francesco Busini in Pisa]
Title variation
  • Belt Manuscript 70
  • Belt 70
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ita
Summary
Signed manuscript letter by the Florentine sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, dated Feb. 10, 1570, to Francesco Busini, "proveditore" or "purveyor of works" at Pisa.
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
pages 6-7
Citation source
Ferrari, M. Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at the University of California, Los Angeles
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in Italian
Literary form
non fiction
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Summary expansion
At the time the letter was written, Ammannati was overseeing a project for Duke Cosimo I de' Medici to rework the structure of the Ponte a Mare bridge in Pisa, which entailed removing two of its arches and setting up support structures. Although Ammannati was the duke's court artist and architect, for this commission he put to use his skills in engineering and hydraulics, and served as project manager, overseeing ordering and transportation of materials, payment of accounts, and record-keeping, and coordinating communication among all parties involved, including proveditore Giovanni Caccini, to whom he refers in this letter to Busini. Ammannati is concerned with the costs and logistics of transporting pieces of marble for the rebuilding of the bridge, and timbers for the supports and scaffolding. He was also concerned with how water levels of the Arno might affect shipment of the materials, as he mentions fear of having the boats run aground--"perche si possono sempre arenare...." See Felicia Else, "Bartolomeo Ammannati: moving stones, managing waterways and building an empire for Duke Cosimo I de' Medici," Sixteenth century journal 42, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 393-425, based on Else's study of 56 Ammannati letters from 1562-1579 at the Getty Research Institute. http://search.getty.edu/gateway/search?dir=s&q=Letters+from+Bartolomeo+Ammannati%2C+1563-1578
Label
[Letter written by Bartolomeo Ammannati in Florence to Francesco Busini in Pisa]
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Note
  • Script: contemporary hand by a writer lacking a formal education, "legible but not beautiful;" see Victoria Kirkham, "Creative partners: the marriage of Laura Battiferra and Bartolomeo Ammannati," Renaissance quarterly 55 (2002):530-534
  • Binding: unbound; creases and traces of red sealing wax indicate that the letter was folded and sealed; housed flat in mylar sleeve laid in manila folder
  • Manuscript letter accompanied by 1 leaf of modern yellow paper (28 cm) containing typed transcription of text of letter; and 1 leaf (25 cm) of manuscript text in French, written in a 19th-century [?] cursive hand, containing a short biographical sketch of Bartolomeo Ammannati, with brief mention of some of his most famous works
  • Provenance: Gift of E. Maurice Bloch, professor in the Department of Art at UCLA, 1974, in honor of Dr. Elmer Belt on the occasion of his 80th birthday
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier category code
nb
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
1 leaf ([2] pages])
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana in UCLA Library Special Collections.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003863678
  • ucoclc1003863678
Label
[Letter written by Bartolomeo Ammannati in Florence to Francesco Busini in Pisa]
Production
Note
  • Script: contemporary hand by a writer lacking a formal education, "legible but not beautiful;" see Victoria Kirkham, "Creative partners: the marriage of Laura Battiferra and Bartolomeo Ammannati," Renaissance quarterly 55 (2002):530-534
  • Binding: unbound; creases and traces of red sealing wax indicate that the letter was folded and sealed; housed flat in mylar sleeve laid in manila folder
  • Manuscript letter accompanied by 1 leaf of modern yellow paper (28 cm) containing typed transcription of text of letter; and 1 leaf (25 cm) of manuscript text in French, written in a 19th-century [?] cursive hand, containing a short biographical sketch of Bartolomeo Ammannati, with brief mention of some of his most famous works
  • Provenance: Gift of E. Maurice Bloch, professor in the Department of Art at UCLA, 1974, in honor of Dr. Elmer Belt on the occasion of his 80th birthday
Carrier category
sheet
Carrier category code
nb
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
1 leaf ([2] pages])
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana in UCLA Library Special Collections.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003863678
  • ucoclc1003863678

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