Baldassare Castiglione

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Castiglione, Baldassare

 

Born Dec. 6, 1478, in Casatico, near Mantua; died Feb. 2, 1529, in Toledo, Spain. Italian writer.

Castiglione’s best-known work is The Courtier (books 1–4, 1528), a treatise in dialogue form. In the spirit of late humanism, Castiglione enumerated the qualities of the ideal courtier, or, in a broader sense, of the well-brought-up, broadly educated man with a developed personality. This ideal was current throughout Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries and was reflected in literature.

WORKS

Opère, a cura di C Cordie.Milan-Naples [1960].
In Russian translation:
“Iz ‘Knigi o pridvornom.’ “In Khrestomatiia po zarubezhnoi literature. Epokha Vozrozhdeniia, vol. 1. Compiled by B. I. Purishev. Moscow, 1959.

REFERENCES

De Sanctis, F. Istoriia itaVianskoi literatury, vol. 2. Moscow, 1964.Rossi, M. B. Castiglione. Bari, 1946.
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Rembrandt's Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, also of 1639, has long been recognized as similar in pose to portraits of both Balthasar Castiglione by Raphael, which Rembrandt sketched at the auction of the estate of Lucas van Uffel, and to a portrait thought at the time to be of Ariosto by Titian (but now believed to be a self-portrait of the Italian master) in the collection of the buyer, Alphonso Lopez.