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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 wrote her doctoral thesis on the reception of Netherlandish painting in fifteenth-century Florence. She is a specialist in artistic relations between Italy and Northern Europe. Her acclaimed book is From Flanders to Florence: The Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500 (Yale University Press, 2004). Paula is Director of the V&A Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Year Course. She lectures for a range of other UK institutions and societies.

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