The compleat gentleman fashioning him absolute in the most necessary & commendable qualities concerning minde or bodie that may be required in a noble gentleman. By Henry Peacham, Mr. of Arts sometime of Trinity Coll: in Cambridge.
Peacham, Henry, 1576?-1643?, Delaram, Francis, 1589 or 90-1627, engraver.

Stephano Fiorentino.

This Stephano beeing Giotto's scholler, what with his masters furtherance, and his owne industry, became not onely equall to his master, but in some respects excelled him, as many of his works doe manifest, namely the Vir∣gin Mary in the Church called Camp Sante at Pisa, which to say truth, excelled that of his Masters in the Cloister of Sant Spirit in Florence. He painted the trans∣figuration of our blessed Sauiour in the Mount with Mo∣ses and Elias, where the light was seene to shine downe vpon the Apostles, who with such a faire action lay so Page  124 wrapped in their mantles that ye might perceiue all the foldings vpon the ioints, and made the nakednes to shine through their thinne cloathes, which was neuer seene be∣fore or vsedby Giotto. In another Chappell he made the fall of Lucier, wherein hee shewed many excellent fore∣shortnings of bodies, armes, and legges; wherefore by the Artists of his time. He was named Occhi di Natura, the eye of nature, he wrought at Rome, Milane, and many other places: Many excellent pieces of his are yet to bee seene in Florence, which for breuity I omit the dyed Anno 1350.