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Peaceful and happy Ferrara, the mother of love, by Dr Geoffrey L Nuttall - sold out

Talk | The Wallace Collection

Thursday 23 February 2017 - 14:30 until 15:30

Renaissance Princes par excellence, the Este rulers of Ferrara enhanced the prestige of their city through the patronage of some of the most famous and innovative artists, scholars and musicians of their time. This lecture, by Courtauld Associate Lecturer Geoffrey Nuttall, explores the cultural dynamic of the Ferrarese court, focusing on three of its most influential rulers, Lionello, Borso and Alfonso, and the works of art produced for them by Renaissance masters such as Pisanello, Cosimo Tura and Titian.

This is the third lecture in a series focusing on Italian City States in the Renaissance Period. You might also like to consider these lectures:

The city-state of Florence and the Medici, by Ross King 19 January 2017

Rome: Papal Power and Glory, by Dr Paula Nuttall 2 February 2017

Venice: Serene Republic with a Prince, by Paul Hills 16 March 2017

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN

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