Crisis, credit crunch and the urge to collect: Lorenzo de'Medici as a collector of art
Talk | The Wallace Collection
Thursday 22 May 2014 - 14:30 until 15:30
In 1469 Lorenzo de’Medici was appointed de facto ruler of Florence. During his reign he became a leading patron of the arts. This talk by Caroline Brooke considers his passion for collecting art at a time of political turmoil and assesses how important collecting was for his vision of Florence as a leading cultural centre of Europe.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.