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Type of print: Lithograph - Original antique print
Year of printing: not indicated in the print, 1838 (taken from the title sheet)

Publisher: Paris, A. Hauser, boul. des Italiens, 11.
Condition: Excellent

Overall dimensions of print including blank margins: 11 x 17 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm.
Type of paper: Heavier, wove

1. The photos show the detail and overall view of the print. 2. Green 'border' around the print in the overall view is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print.

An excerpt taken from the original description:
THE Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (so called from the lily which figures in the arms of Florence) is one of the most magnificent and important edifices of Roman Catholic art. It is a wonderful example of ItalianGothic architecture, which, influenced by classic taste, lost much of the hardness present in the northern style. The various styles and methods which are to be found in the architecture of the Duomo, the result of the number of the architects who directed the work, do not injure the majestic harmony of the whole, but augment rather than diminish the excellency and the perfection of this great work of art.

The Cathedral was begun by order of the Republic by Arnolfo di Cambio in the year 1298, erected on the site of the earlier church of St. Salvatore built in 420. It became a cathedral after the body of St. Salvatore (490) was transferred there. Towards the end of the Seventh Century, Reparato, Bishop of Florence, repaired St. Salvatore and gave his own name to it. Giotto had direction of the works (1332-1336) and after him Andrea Pisano Francesco Talenti, who, with the help of Andrea Ghini, made some important modifications in the original design (1357), Gaddi, Orcagna, Filippo di Lorenzo and many others.