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DANIELE RICCIARELLI (1509-1566)

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 290 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DANIELE

RICCIARELLI (1509-1566)  ,
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Italian artist, generally called, from the place of his birth, DANIELE DA VOLTERRA, studied
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painting under Sodoma and Peruzzi . Settling in Rome, he received abundant encouragement . His constant friend, Michelangelo, recommended him on all possible occasions, and he was commissioned to beautify with
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works of
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art a
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chapel in the church of the Trinita, to paint in the Farnese Palace, to execute certain decorations in the''Palazzo de' Medici at Navona, and to begin the stucco
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work and the pictures in the Hall of the Kings . Towards the close of his
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life he turned his attention to statuary . His last work was a
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bronze horse intended' for an equestrian statue of Henry II. of France . He died in 1566 . The
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principal extant works of Ricciarelli are at Rome . These are a " St John the Baptist " in the picture gallery of the Capitol, a " Saviour bearing the
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Cross " in the Palazzo Rospigliosi, and a " Descent from the Cross," his masterpiece, in the church of Trinita de Monti . There is also an " Elijah " at Volterra .

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