Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence

The Courtauld Wedding Chests

Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence
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Artikelcode9293
Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence - The Courtauld Wedding Chests
119 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
26 x 30 cm
0,753 kg
English

Accompanying an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, this catalogue explores one of the most important and historically neglected art forms of Renaissance Florence: cassoni - pairs of chests that were lavishly decorated with precious metals and elaborate paintings and were often the most expensive of a whole suite of decorative objects commissioned to celebrate marriage alliances between powerful families.