The piece was generally thought to be a later copy of a Donatello original.
The Uffizi "Madonna" is in reality a relief by Donatello or one of his followers translated into paint.
Yet they have had no power to erase the poetry of Donatello's mighty style.
Brunelleschi determined to do this, and when his work was finished he invited Donatello to sup with him.
Miriam's sadder mood, it might be, had at first an effect on Donatello's spirits.
Donatello did not limit to the very young or the very old the privilege of seeing visions and dreaming dreams.
All this fervor on Miriam's part; on Donatello's, a heavy silence.
The St. George is the most famous of Donatello's statues, and is generally called his masterpiece.
"This was a place that I used greatly to delight in," remarked Donatello, sighing.
Donatello was a realist, and followed nature with great exactness.