The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance : Art for the Early Tudors


Sicca, Cinzia Maria, and Louis Alexander Waldman. 2012. The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance : Art for the Early Tudors. Vol. 22. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art and The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art :Distributed by Yale University Press, 22, x, 414 pages.
The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance : Art for the Early Tudors


Introduction / Cinzia Maria Sicca and Louis A. Waldman -- Anglo-Florentine contacts in the age of Henry VIII: political and social contexts / Steven Gunn -- Pietro Torrigiani and his sculpture in Henrician England : sources and influences / Alan Phipps Darr -- Benedetto da Rovezzano in England and after : new research on the artist, his collaborators, and his family / Louis A. Waldman -- Benedetto da Rovezzano and the Altoviti in Florence : hypotheses and new interpretations for the church of Santi Apostoli / Benedetta Matucci -- Benedetto da Rovezzano in England : new light on the Cardinal Wolsey-Henry VIII tomb / Francesco Caglioti -- "142 life-size figures-- with the King on horseback" : Baccio Bandinelli's mausoleum for Henry VIII / Giancarlo Gentilini and Tommaso Mozzati -- From "Defender of the faith" to "Suppressor of the Pope" : visualizing the relationship of Henry VIII to the Medici Popes Leo X and Clement VII / Sheryl E. Reiss -- Craftsmen and courtiers : Italian military expertise at the court of Henry VIII / Maurice Howard -- Holbein, Antonio Toto, and the market for Italian painting in early Tudor England / Susan Foister -- Nonsuch, Henry VIII's Mirror for a prince : sources and interpretation / Martin Biddle -- Giorgio Vasari and the progress of Italian art in early sixteenth-century England / Cinzia Maria Sicca."Under the rule of Henry VII (r. 1485-1509) England became a powerful nation. The Tudor court sought to express its worldliness and political clout through major artistic commissions, employing Florentine sculptors and painters to create lavish new interiors, suitable for entertaining foreign dignitaries, for its royal palaces. These were exemplified by Henry VIII's palace of Nonsuch, so named because no other palace could match its magnificence. Italian sculpture, painting, and tapestries of the day reflected an interest in portraiture and dynastic monuments, epitomized in England by the royal tomb projects created by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Rovezzano, and Pietro Torrigiani. Generously illustrated throughout, The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance traces the artistic links between Medicean Florence and Tudor England through essays by an international team of scholars and explores how the language of Florentine art effectively expressed England's political aspirations and rose to prominence as a new international courtly style"--Provided by publisher.


This book originated in a conference, entitled "Henrici-Medici: Artistic Links between the Early Tudor Courts and Medicean Florence," that took place on September 19-21, 2007, at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.Includes bibliographical references and index.HOLLIS no. 013329475


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