Part Two

Or rather, Dante tells you: Dante Alighieri 2000, XIV.10–54

Two years later Francis was dead: Sabatier and Sweeney 2003, pp. 124ff; Hudleston 1965

They were going to make a man: Baldini and Casazza 1982, pp. 7–16

Their names and careers were always entwined: Ghiberti 1998, II.2; Vasari 1991, pp. 33ff

. . . quando Icaro misero: Dante Alighieri 2000, Inferno XVII.109–11

Dante was acquainted with Cimabue: Dante Alighieri 2003, XI.94–96

In subsequent years, fire: Machiavelli 1960, II.31

As in other floods: Aiazzi 1845, pp. 2–10

Io fei giubetto: Dante Alighieri 2000, Inferno XIII.143–51

It would take 150,000 gold florins: Villani 1537, III.12.ii

There were also individual witnesses: ibid.

However, as Niccolò Machiavelli: Machiavelli 1960, II.32

There was a decline of religious faith: Filippo Villani quoted in Baxandall 1971, p. 73; Salutati and Ullman 1957, III

Mars, deposed from his place: Shulman 1991, p. 134

For example, Brunelleschi: Machiavelli 1960, IV.5

A boy like Leonardo: Starnazzi 2002, p. 132

Così, giù d’una ripa discoscesa: Dante Alighieri 2000, XVI.103–5

Someone would have to write all this down: Machiavelli 1960, VIII.20, VIII.9

It was the time that would later be called: Sieni 2002, pp. 53–54

Leonardo escaped the charges: Da Vinci, Codex Arundel, fol. 236v

When the Medicis were deposed: Da Vinci, Codex Leicester, fol. 15v

The contents were to include: Da Vinci, Codex Trivulzanius, fol. 35v

Amid all the causes: Da Vinci 1970, pp. 26–27

In The Book of Water: Da Vinci, Paris I, fols. 72r, 87r

The mind of Leonardo: Da Vinci, Codex Leicester, fol. 34r

The next four years: Nicholl 2004, p. 352; Menduni Dizionario 2006, p. 242; Nicholl 2004, p. 345

Work began the following year: Da Vinci 1970, pp. 428ff; Nicholl 2004, pp. 357–60; for a full and fascinating account see also Masters 1998

Nicolo di messer Bernardo Macchiaveli: Sieni 2002, p. 71

Machiavelli lived on in his country house: De Grazia 1989, pp. 320–21; Masters 1998, p. 4

I liken her to one of those ruinous rivers: De Grazia 1989, p. 211

Divisions: Da Vinci, Windsor Folios, fol. 12665v

He did, however, find his way into the botteghe: Rubin 1995, pp. 70, 80, 88

Quivi il silentio: Boase 1979, p. 28

with Giotto’s name: Vasari 1991, p. 30

Except for the month each year: Rubin 1995, pp. 35–36

Vasari seized on the idea: ibid., p. 147

In October 1546 the Farnese Pope: Colti 1989, p. 68; Ciatti et al. 1999

for the inscription above Christ’s head: Harpath 1981, pp. 63–64

Vasari meanwhile flourished: Boase 1979, p. 41

Vasari was in the midst of these labors: Aiazzi 1845, pp. 15–21; Baldini et al. 2006, p. 13; Boase 1979, pp. 183, 339

the cellars flood every winter: Buonarroti Archives, MIL clix, Rome, December 31, 1546

But Vasari would always think of himself: Nicholl 2004, pp. 391–94

By way of thanks for this: Baldini et al. 2006, pp. 33–36; Rubin 1995, pp. 35–40; Boase 1979, p. 183

For his second edition Vasari: Boase 1979, pp. 183, 149

Vasari’s tendency was to praise: ibid., p. 142; Rubin 1995, p. 53; Boase 1979, p. 298

On February 11, 1564, Michelangelo died: Hall 2005, p. 224

It would also be, insofar as Vasari could manage it: Boase 1979, p. 385

Over the next four years: ibid., pp. 172, 218–20; Vasari 1991, p. 104

Vasari went to Milan: Boase 1979, p. 65

to replace Cimabue’s cross over the altar with a ciborio: Leoncini 2004, pp. 67–71

in his old age Michelangelo: Hall 2005, p. 95

Vasari understood this: Boase 1979, p. 118; Frey 1923, I.133

In Florence, more than anywhere else: Vasari 1991, pp. 257–58

varnished with beverone: Shulman 1991, pp. 116–19

Galileo Galilei, dead in 1642: Menduni Dizionario 2006, pp. 134–35, 194–95

Medici-era laws were rescinded: Caporali 2005, pp. 180–81

They were all here together now: Leoncini 2004, pp. 97–101

In 1854, like so much else, Vasari’s ciborio: Ferri 2006, p. 109

Part Three

Percy took yet another river walk: Holmes 1974, p. 547

the Arno seemed a yawning gulph: Shelley 1823, chapter 1

a fond, foolish Icarus: Shelley 1826, chapter 4

Twentieth-century demographers: Thatcher 1996

At the bridges of Florence: Menduni Dizionario 2006, p. 107

The following year Giuseppe Aiazzi: Aiazzi 1845

You shall see things: Ruskin 1887

like a room in a novel: quoted in “Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Florence,”

golden Arno as it shoots away: Browning 1848–52, III

The picture, not the king: ibid., X

I heard last night: ibid., I

There was another flood: “Una città e il suo fiume,” 2006.

When the twenty-six-year-old Henry James: Edel 1953, pp. 301–2

In 1873–74 both Henry James and John Ruskin: Edel Conquest of London 1962, p. 149

The world as it stands: James 1984, p. 998

He was a man of personal genius: Bradley and Ousby 1987, p. 318

Goodness!—that I can’t draw it: ibid., p. 330

Henry James heard about them in 1887: Edel Middle Years 1962, pp. 217–19, 219–20

Certainly there is a little subject: ibid., p. 217

But in 1889: Samuels 1979, p. 89

to scientific criticism Cimabue: Bellosi 1998

Bernard Berenson decided he must stay: Samuels 1979, pp. 128–32

Mary secured her separation: ibid., pp. 193, 240–42

giving tactile values to retinal impressions: Berenson 1952

To illustrate his point: ibid.

Lily was pleased by her view: Furbank 1978, pp. 83–84

Of course, it must be a wonderful building: Forster 1907

The art historian R. H. Cust: Samuels 1979, pp. 390ff

But after a few afternoons at Cust’s: Furbank 1978, pp. 84–85

Evening approached while they chatted: Forster 1907

It looked little like what my imagination had pictured: Lees Scenes and Shrines in Tuscany 1907, p. 2

Towards four o’clock: ibid., p. 4

what it is which brings the Americans: ibid., p. 39

For my part, I love the story: ibid., p. 296

Ah, Madonna, how much: ibid.

That evening in May: ibid., pp. 298, 278

Laws of Art: Sborgi 2001, p. 16

Dine first—dine well: Craig, Edward Gordon Craig Papers, March 1917

Incipit Vita Nuova: Lees, Fondo Dorothy Nevile Lees, Agenda 1917

by-and-bye you may go: Lees, Fondo Dorothy Nevile Lees, Corrispondenza DNL a David Lees, September 3, 1933

In 1926 The Last Supper: Ciatti et al. 1999.

But regardless of the condition: Samuels 1987, pp. 342, 364–65

Five years later Duveen: ibid., pp. 432–35

Kriegbaum was also an authority: Menduni Dizionario 2006, pp. 231–32

Afterward, atop a hill: Huss 1942, p. 2

Only a year after he’d joined the Uffizi: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 249; Shulman 1991, pp. 57ff

But Ugo Procacci was not simply an earnest young art historian: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, pp. 25–26, 42–43

Despite that, when Mussolini declared war: Carniani and Paoletti 1991, pp. 8–35; Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 249

Every day, another piece of good news: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 140

He was one of the most thoroughly humanized: Samuels 1987, pp. 481–82

Chi potrebbe distruggere una tale bellezza?: Pieraccini 2003, p. 357

Hartt would have found Procacci: Hartt 1949, pp. 39, 41

A little before nine: ibid., pp. 42–43

In the morning Ugo Procacci leaned out: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 41

The view that met the Allies: Carniani and Paoletti 1991, p. 5

Hartt made sure guards: Hartt 1949, pp. 18–21

The Wehrmacht continued to shell: ibid., pp. 18–19, 34–35

When Hartt reached the Pitti: ibid., pp. 46–47; Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 20

Hartt made inquiries: Hartt 1949, pp. 65–66

Through luck and persistence: ibid., p. 51

The design for this masterpiece: ibid., p. 36

David Lees had been gone seven years: “Da Agnelli al Papa, Una Vita Dietro L’Obiettivo di David Lees,” in Firenze Mostre David Lees, L’Italia nelle Fotografie di Life (2003)

Your time is too necessary: Lees, Fondo Dorothy Nevile Lees, Corrispondenza DNL-ECG-David Lees, November 5, 1948

Three years after the end of the war: Procacci 1947, Mostra di Opere d’Arte Trasportate a Firenze Durante La Guerra (1947)

Just then, it seemed that “Cimabue”: Maginnis 1997, p. 76

Taking on Baldini: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 250

There would be no more floods: Caporali 2005, p. 181

Vasari’s Last Supper remained in the refectory: Ciatti 1999

Part Four

“The Fatal Gift of Beauty”: Life International, February 11, 1963; Life, July 13, 1964

David—now living in Rome: Lees, Fondo Dorothy Nevile Lees, Agenda 1965

From Dante’s celestial vantage point: Caporali 2005, p. 184

This did not seem remarkable: Pintus and Messeri 2006, pp. 18–19

Upstream thirty miles from the city: Gerosa 1967, pp. 12–13

In the Palazzo Vecchio the mayor of Florence: D’Angelis 2006, p. 74

Nonetheless, by eleven o’clock: La Nazione, November 4, 2006

Romildo Cesaroni worked as a night watchman: Nencini 1966, p. 33

Later, around three A.M.: ibid., p. 11

The first dead inside Florence: D’Angelis 2006, pp. 76–77

In most of Florence information: Caporali 2005, p. 185

Around five o’clock: D’Angelis 2006, p. 80; Gerosa 1967, p. 54

All at once, at seven in the morning: D’Angelis 2006, p. 82

The water has arrived in the Piazza del Duomo: ibid., p. 94

Still farther up the hill:

Inside the Uffizi, Procacci: Gerosa 1967, p. 70

By now other parts of Florence’s: ibid., p. 57

Closer to the Uffizi: Carniani and Paoletti 1991, p. 168

Another artist and writer: Coccioli 1967, pp. 15, 23

In the salone of a residential hotel: Taylor 1967, pp. 34–35

Some things could not be explained: Pintus and Messeri 2006, p. 18

For example, Delia Quercioli: Coccioli 1967, p. 52

Azelide Benedetti lived: La Nazione, November 6, 1966

By six o’clock that evening: Menduni Dizionario 2006, pp. 31, 328

More than once, Don Stefani wrote: Stefani 1967, pp. 4ff; Batini 1967, p. 43

Per mezza Toscana si spazia: Dante Alighieri 2003, XIV.16–18

No one could yet say: D’Angelis 2006, pp. 104, 108

Everyone was standing by the Baptistry: Gerosa 1967, pp. 52, 80

People had said the foundations: Taylor 1967, p. 69

It’s said that Father Cocci: Sebregondi 2006, pp. 26–27; La Repubblica, September 26, 2006; Gerosa 1967, p. 55

It was almost as if the farther away: Hughes 2006, pp. 331ff

That is one kind of knowledge: Taylor 1967, pp. 75, 58

Part Five

As they waited, Procacci and Baldini: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, pp. 71–72, 253, 21; Gerosa 1967, pp. 84–85; Baldini and Casazza 1982, p. 24; La Repubblica, September 26, 2006

The Casa del Popolo had managed: Principe 1966, pp. 1362–65

Luciano Camerino undertook: Gerosa 1967, pp. 124–25; Batini 1967, pp. 63–64

Nearby a group of neighbors: Principe 1966, pp. 1367–68

Simultaneously Procacci, Casamassima, and their colleagues: D’Angelis 2006, pp. 128–29

That was what began to happen to Cimabue’s Crocifisso: Carniani and Paoletti 1991, p. 198

Talking of his first sight of Ugo Procacci: ibid., p. 191; Time, November 25, 1966

You might say all this: Carniani and Paoletti 1991, p. 187

No one in Florence thought that art: Coccioli 1967, p. 25

Don Luigi Stefani had other misgivings: Stefani 1967

There was a brother working in the Chapel: Gerosa 1967, photo insert

At eight o’clock on the morning: Principe 1966, p. 1371

When they got to the Piazza Santa Croce: ibid., pp. 1368–70

There were even rumors about art: Baldini and Casazza 1982, p. 23; Hughes 2006, p. 340

Later, in his study: Baldini and Casazza 1982, p. 107

A week after the flood: Principe 1966, p. 1377

there were two cities: Gerosa 1967, p. 116

But it was also dangerous: The Sunday Times (London), November 13, 1966 (translated from Nencini 1966, p. 41)

Lorenzo, Ida, and the rest: Nencini 1966, pp. 39–42

Even then, much of Florence was literally: Bietti 1996, p. 4

The angeli had their own rumors: Taylor 1967, pp. 140–41, 149

On February 24: ibid., p. 177

The Crocifisso of Cimabue was continuing: Baldini and Casazza 1982, p. 31

In some paintings: Hoeniger 1999, pp. 151, 158

CRIA’s adoption list: CRIA Archive (1966–), box iv

The report laid the blame: ibid., fascicle 7

a fanciful, corny reimagining in pastel: National Geographic, July 1967

Although the painted surface of the Cimabue: Baldini and Casazza 1982, pp. 31–32; Giusti 1981, pp. 72–74

Unlike some of their predecessors: CRIA Archive (1966–), correspondence, November 23, November 29, 1968; December 23, 1969

Firenze Restaura also revealed: Baldini 1972, pp. 56–57

Nothing, absolutely nothing: ibid., p. 57

Inside the flesh of the wood: Baldini and Casazza 1982, pp. 36–41; Giusti 1981, pp. 75–86

December 14, 1976, was a Wednesday night: La Nazione, December 15, 1976

In spite of irretrievable losses: Baldini and Casazza 1982, p. 29

They can do it if they want to: Shulman 1991, p. 209

Contrary to the mood expressed: Paese Sera, “Cronoca Firenze,” August 29, 1977

Baldini and Casazza had defenders: Ragghianti 1977, p. 217

Baldini himself didn’t respond: Baldini 1978, translated in Price et al. 1996, p. 356

And with that, he continued on his way: Giusti 1981, pp. 92ff

On leaving in 1982 for his new post: Shulman 1991, pp. 123, 139; Conti 1985, pp. 3–9; see also Beck 1993, pp. 33–62

This is what happens to a historian: Shulman 1991, pp. 212, 221

The Brancacci restauro was completed: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 255

In retirement he’d turned his expertise: The Independent (London), December 7, 1989

Nearly seven hundred years: Maginnis 1997, p. 71; Bellosi 1998, p. 273; Price et al. 1996, p. 7

Cimabue’s greatest gift: Bradley and Ousby 1987, p. 318

Part Six

The Last Supper had not, in fact: Ferri 2006, p. 93; Menduni Dizionario 2006, p. 408

So The Last Supper remained in storage: Bietti 1996, p. 32; Ferri 2006, p. 93

Three years later the Vasari was moved: Ferri 2006, pp. 92–94

Ferri was not only a professional journalist: ibid., pp. 103, 107–9

depots of shame: Panorama, November 21, 2003

Suddenly, reporters and photographers: ibid.

The Fortezza could try refastening the paint: Ferri 2006, p. 95

The Vasari had, of course, been damaged: ibid., pp. 87, 96; La Repubblica, January 20, 2006

And, after all, what, Ciatti asked: Greco 1986, pp. 455–68; see also Ciatti et al. 1999

Meanwhile Marco Ferri’s investigations: Ferri 2006, p. 39

the recklessness of those who had allowed: La Repubblica, October 8, 2006

Only the arrogant superficiality of a few journalists: Ciatti and Frosinini 2006, p. 21

The city was a “monoculture”: Ferri 2006, p. 24

Giorgio Vasari had been a realist: Vertova 1965, p. 80; Conti 1973, p. 54

The most divided, most discordant, most quarrelsome: Pintus 2006, p. 21

And I found there was indeed a final Baldini: Baldini and Vigato 2006, pp. 35–37, 192–93

We cannot confer eternal life: Shulman 1991, p. 23

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