WEBINAR RECORDING | “Eleonora of Toledo: Florence’s First Lady”
Presented by Dr. Meghan Callahan
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
Eleonora di Toledo was celebrated in Renaissance Florence for her fecundity, with Bronzino’s portrait with her son Giovanni among the most famous representations of the Grand Duchess. This talk will examine how Eleonora also contributed to the city’s future cultural heritage through commissions such as her private chapel and public reception rooms in the Palazzo Vecchio, and her purchase of the Palazzo Pitti. Eleonora employed court artists such as Giorgio Vasari, Benvenuto Cellini and Baccio Bandinelli, and served as regent in her husband Cosimo I’s absence. We’ll explore how this Spanish noblewoman affected art and culture in Renaissance Florence.
The webinar recording consists of a 45-minute lecture.
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- Duration 50 minutes
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