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Record of the Committee to propose at the Placement of the David:Transcription and Translation Notes Bibliography Index web page viii 1 17 forty five fifty eight seventy six 111 127 141 167 a hundred seventy five 199 201 264 313 323 363 377 vii Figures Frontispiece. Michelangelo, David, 1501–1504, marble, 516 cm h. (672 cm with the base), Florence, Accademia 1. Michelangelo, conflict of the Centaurs and Lapiths, c. 1492, marble, eighty four. five × ninety. 5 cm, Florence, Casa Buonarroti, Inv. 194 2. Michelangelo, Bacchus, 1496–1497, marble, 195 cm h. (209 cm with the base), Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Inv. S. 10 three. comic strip from 1872 displaying the David in a protecting field four. commercial for Uncensored Month, Channel 102, manhattan urban, the hot York instances, June 2007 five. View of the Piazza della Signoria from the through Calzaiuoli 6. Nanni di Banco, Isaiah, 1408, marble, 190 cm (75″) h. , Florence, Cathedral 7. Attributed to Donatello, Prophet, c. 1409, marble, 188 cm (74″) h. , Florence, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (shown in reverse) eight. Donatello, David, c. 1416 (? ), marble, 191 cm (75 1/4″) h. , Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello nine. Stefano Bonsignori, Nova pulcherrimae civitatis Florentiae topographia accuratissima delineata, 1584, engraving, element exhibiting the Cathedral, Florence, Museo di Firenze Com’era 10. Fiberglass copy of the David in position at the buttress of the Duomo of Florence in November 2010 eleven. Donatello, Judith and Holofernes, c. 1464–1466, bronze, 236 cm h. (statue with no base), Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Sala dei Gigli (formerly within the backyard courtyard of the Medici Palace) 12. Domenico del Ghirlandaio, affirmation of the Franciscan Rule through Pope Onorius III, element, 1483–1486, fresco, Florence, Santa Trinita, Sassetti Chapel thirteen. Donatello, David, c. 1460–1469, bronze, 159 cm h. , Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello (formerly within the courtyard of the Medici Palace, and, after 1495, within the courtyard of the Palazzo della Signoria) 14. Andrea del Verrocchio, David, c. 1463–1465, bronze with partial gilding, 125 cm h. , Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello (formerly on the front of the Sala dei Gigli within the Palazzo della Signoria). The picture exhibits the pinnacle of Goliath displaced from among the ft of the determine, because it was once proven after the finishing touch of the recovery in 2003 viii web page ii four 6 10 12 18 24 25 26 28 forty forty two forty three forty seven forty eight ix Fi gures 15. Photomontage displaying the David situated within the primary arch of the Loggia della Signoria sixteen. Fra Angelico, SS. Cosmas and Damian ahead of the Sultan Lycias, panel from the predella of the San Marco Altarpiece, c. 1439–1440, tempera on poplar, 37. eight × forty six. 6 cm, Munich, Alte Pinakotek, Inv. WAF 36 17. Michelangelo, David, 1501–1504, obvious from at the back of, Florence, Accademia 18. Giovan Iacopo de’ Rossi, popularity Speech of the Gonfaloniere Giovambattista Ridolfi from the Ringhiera of the Palazzo della Signoria in 1512, after Raphael’s border for the tapestry of The loss of life of Ananias, made by way of Pieter van Aelst; released in P. S. Bartoli, Leonis X Admirandae virtutis imagines…, Rome, c.