Great Italian Dynastic Art Collectors: Their Palaces, Villas And Chapels

Raphael and Workshop, Portrait of Pope Julius II, 1511-12

June 01 – June 29 2023

This series of illustrated lectures surveys the collecting cultures of Renaissance and Post-Renaissance Italy by focusing on the artistic production and consumption of five powerful Italian dynasties and their artists.  Some of the original more portable works have been dispersed to the art market over the centuries and we will study the subsequent provenance of some of this work.  Fortunately, the more permanent and site-specific interior decoration has often survived allowing us a glimpse of the former magnificence of the collections and their architectural frames.