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.
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Andreas Orgagna.

Andreas Orgagna was a Flrentine, and both a Pain∣ter, Poet, Architect and Caruer, though hee began first with caruing. One of his best peeces he wrought in Pisa, which was all sorts of worldly and sensuall Epicures, rio∣ting and banquetting vnder the shaddow of an Orenge tree, within the branches and bowes whereof, sly little Amorettos or Cupids, shooting at sundry Ladies lasciui∣ously dancing and dallying amongst them; which Ladies were then liuing, and all discerned by their seuerall coun∣tenances: as also many Gallants and Princes of that time drawne in the same table. On the other side of the table, he made an hard Rocke, full of people, that had left the world, as being Eremites, seruing of God, and doing di∣uers actions of pietie, with exceeding life; as here one prayeth, there another readeth, some other are at worke to get their liuing, and among the rest, there is with ad∣mirable art and iudgment, an Eremite milking of a Goat. Withall, Saint Macharius, who sheweth the miserable estate of man to three Kings riding on, hunting in great state with their Queenes, and sheweth the a graue wherein lie three dead Kings, whose bodies are almost rotten; whereon they looke with a great feare, liuely ex∣pressed in their countenances, and one wishly looking downe into the graue, stoppeth his nose, &c. Ouer this flyeth death in blacke with a Sith in his hand: all about on the earth lye people along of all ages, sexe, and condi∣tion, slaine, and dying by sundry meanes. He also painted the Iudgement, where hee placed in hell most of his foes that had molested him, and among the rest a Scrive∣ner, whose name was Cecehode Ascol, and knowne for a notable knaue in his profession, and a Coniurer be∣side, who had many wayes molested him: He was by chil∣dren and boyes discerned to be the same man, so well had Page  132 he exprest him to the life. He dyed aged 60. yeares, 1389. and lyeth buryed at Florence.