Harvard Classics

Autobiography (Vol. 2, Ch. 73-79), by Benvenuto Cellini

May 6, 2022

"Benvenuto, the figure cannot succeed in bronze," so spoke the patron Duke. Cellini, stung to fury, passionately burst out: "You do not understand art." Feverishly he began the casting of the statue --- but read his own account of the tilt with the Duke. (Volume 31, Harvard Classics)