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Urbino and Pesaro

  • Monday 12 March 2018
    (11am - 4.30pm)
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
  • Lecturers: Dr Paula Nuttall and Dr Geoffrey Nuttall

The second study day in the spring term on Renaissance City States will look at Urbino and Pesaro. Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, transformed his small princedom into one of the most sophisticated courts of Italy, graced by the most beautiful of Renaissance palaces, adorned with paintings by Piero della Francesca, tapestries and priceless books. While concentrating on his remarkable patronage, we shall also look at his heirs, the Della Rovere, patrons of Titian and Barocci, and their court at Pesaro.

Further information about the structure and content of the day will be sent after confirmation of a reserved place.

Tea and coffee will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks.


Dr Paula Nuttall gained her BA and PhD from the Courtauld, writing her doctoral thesis on the reception of Netherlandish painting in fifteenth-century Florence. She is Director of the V&A’s Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Year Course, and she lectures for a range of other institutions including the National Gallery, Christie’s Education and The Arts Society.

Dr Geoffrey Nuttall has several degrees including an MA in History of Art from Birkbeck and a PhD from the Courtauld. He is a specialist in the Courts of Europe and their dealings with the merchants of luxury goods. He lectures at the V&A and international conferences, and recently held a fellowship at the Huntington Collections and Art Gallery in California.


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