163 colour and b/w images
Size 25x34 cm
Hardcover with dust jacket
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The Studiolo of the Palazzo Belfiore in Ferrara (1448-1453) is a key starting point for the artistic culture of the Renaissance.
Unfortunately it was severely damaged in 1484, less than fifty years after its construction, during the war led by Venetians against the House of Este. When Ferrara was devolved to the Holy See (1598) it had already been destroyed.
Only six of the nine painted Muses that made...
(From the preface by Graziano Manni)