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Mantua: the court of the Gonzaga

  • Wednesday 30 May 2018
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
  • Lecturer: Dr Paula Nuttall

The Gonzaga rulers of Mantua were consistently ‘high achieving’ patrons, attracting the services of leading artists from Mantegna to Rubens. Mantegna’s Camera degli Sposi and Triumph of Caesar, and Giulio Romano’s Palazzo Te are among the outstanding works we shall discuss, together with the patronage of Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua, and the sale of the legendary Gonzaga collection to Charles I.


Dr Paula Nuttall is an art historian specialising in the Renaissance, with a particular interest in artistic relations between Italy and the Netherlands. She has published widely on this topic, and has contributed to major exhibitions, including Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution (Ghent, 2020). Former Course Director of the V&A Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course and Associate Lecturer at The Courtauld, she lectures for the V&A, London Art History Society and the Arts Society.

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