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Timeline Outline ViewEra: 1500 - 1550   |   Theme: Art / Art Trade

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Circa 1500Leonardo's Lost Painting, "Salvator Mundi", Discovered Circa 1500 – 1520The Rothschild Prayerbook is Illuminated September 13, 1501 – September 8, 1504
 Michelangelo's marble 'David,' symbol of the Florentine Renaissance, depicts the biblical hero holding rock and sling, his right hand intentionally enlarged to show the power of God acting through him. (View Larger)
Michelangelo Creates his Statue of David
Circa 1510 – 1539Ferninand Columbus Collects One of the Largest Private Libraries of the 16th Century 1514Painter Quentin Matsys Uses a Book of Hours as a Prop for Satire 1514
Detail from page of Theorica et practica . . .de modo scribendi fabricandique omnes literarum species.  Please click on image to view entire page opening.
Sigismondo Fanti Issues the First Illustrated Manual on the Art of Writing
Circa 1515 – 1520The Grimani Breviary: a Remarkable Artistic Collaboration 1521Giacomo Berengario da Carpi Issues the First Work Since the Time of Galen to Show Original Anatomical Information Based upon Personal Investigation & Observation 1528Albrecht Dürer Expounds the Aesthetic Anatomy of Human Proportion 1530 – 1536Otto Brunfels & Hans Weiditz Issue the First Accurate, Detailed Woodcuts of Plants Taken Directly from Nature Circa 1535Bronzino Paints a Portrait of an Elegant Young Man Mishandling a Book 1540 – 1585Masters at Colegio de Santa Cruz de Santiago Tlaltelolco Create the Florentine Codex, the First Illustrated Encyclopedia of the New World 1541 – 1614The Library of the Painter El Greco and its Influence upon his Art 1542Leonhard Fuchs, Albrecht Mayer, Heinrich Füllmaurer & Viet Rudolf Speckle Issue the First "Modern" Herbal, with Self-Portraits of the Artists 1543Leonhard Fuchs' Unpublished Masterpiece of Renaissance Botany June 1543
 The title page of Andreas Versalius' 'De humani corporis fabrica libri septem,' published in 1543, was a revolutionary work of unmatched scientific and artistic precision.  (View Larger)
Andreas Vesalius Produces a Unprecedented Blend of Scientific Exposition,…
June 1543Simultaneously with the "Fabrica" Vesalius Issues a Condensation, or Road-Map, of the Encyclopedic Work 1545 – 1546Charles Estienne Includes Erotic Images Made Acceptable by their Adaptation for Medical Purposes 1545Guido Guidi Issues a Spectacular Book of Renaissance Surgery and Graphic Arts 1546Guilio Clovio Completes a Masterpiece of High Renaissance Manuscript Illumination