He could have hated the Ghiberti doors had such a thing not been impossible.
At first both Ghiberti and Brunellesco drew three florins a month.
By these "second gates" are of course meant Ghiberti's second gates: in reality the "third gates" of the Baptistery.
At first he was hampered by his colleague Ghiberti, of whom he skilfully got rid.
The subject had already been treated by Brunellesco and Ghiberti in relief.
If Donatello founded no school, this was far more the case with Ghiberti.
Many students will always be found to prefer his self-restraint and delicacy to the more florid manner of Ghiberti.
He loved and studied “the Golden Gates of Ghiberti”—another point of agreement.
In the Via Bufalini, Ghiberti had his workshop; in what was once his house is now the picture gallery of the hospital.
The trial-pieces prepared by Brunelleschi and Ghiberti are now preserved in the Bargello.