THE BERNARD BERENSON LECTURES ON THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE DELIVERED AT VILLA I TATTI
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The Early Renaissance and Vernacular Culture

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Publication Date: 02/27/2012

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Courtly Lyric: Simone Martini, French Courtly Lyric, and the Vernacular
  • 2. Courtly Lyric II: Sandro Botticelli and Poliziano: Humanist Learning and the Vernacular
  • 3. Civic Ritual I: Cardinal Orsini’s Paintings and Baccio Baldini’s Engravings of the Sibyls: Humanist Learning and Vernacular Drama
  • 4. Civic Ritual II: Reconstructing the Vernacular Octaves with the Prophecies of the Twelve Sibyls
  • Appendix: Cardinal Orsini’s Twelve Sibyls and Their Prophecies in Vernacular Octaves Reconstructed
  • Notes
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1. Benozzo Gozzoli, Horsetamer, metalpoint, gray-black wash, heightened with white, on blue prepared paper, 359 × 246 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 2. Giotto di Bondone, The Virgin’s Wedding Procession, fresco, north wall, Arena Chapel, Padua. (By kind permission of the Comune di Padova—Assessorato alla Cultura)
    • 3. Sandro Botticelli, Primavera, tempera on wood, 203 × 314 cm, Uffizi, Florence. (Alinari/Art Resource, NY)
    • 4. Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de’Benci (obverse), oil on panel, 42.7 × 37 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington. (Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)
    • 5. Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de’Benci (reverse), oil on panel, 42.7 × 37 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington. (Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)
    • 6. Simone Martini, Maestà (detail), fresco, 763 × 970 cm, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena. (Scala/Art Resource, NY)
    • 7. Duccio di Buoninsegna, Maestà (detail), tempera and gold on panel, Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Siena. (Alinari/Art Resource, NY)
    • 8. Unknown artist, Virgin and Child, ivory statuette, France, height 32 cm, Louvre, Paris. (Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY)
    • 9. Simone Martini, Saint Louis of Toulouse Crowning His Brother Robert of d’Anjou, tempera and gold on panel, main panel 200 × 138 cm and predella 56 × 138 cm, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples. (Alinari/Art Resource, NY)
    • 10. Sandro Botticelli, Madonna del Padiglione, tempera on panel, diameter 65 cm, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan. (Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan)
    • 11. Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, tempera on canvas, 184.5 × 285.5 cm, Uffizi, Florence. (Scala/Art Resource, NY)
    • 12. Venus de’Medici (Roman statue), marble, height 153 cm without base, Uffizi, Florence. (Alinari/Art Resource, NY)
    • 13. Sandro Botticelli, Idealized Portrait of a Lady (so-called Simonetta), oil and tempera on panel, 82 × 54 cm, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. (© U. Edelmann—Städel Museum—ARTOTHEK)
    • 14. Sandro Botticelli, Mars and Venus, tempera and oil on panel, 69.2 × 173.4 cm, National Gallery, London. (© National Gallery, London/Art Resource, NY)
    • 15. Andrea del Verrocchio, Head of a Young Woman, charcoal heightened with white and brown ink, 325 × 272 mm, British Museum, London (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 16. Leonardo da Vinci, Head of a Woman (study for Leda and the Swan), pen and ink, 9.2 × 11.2 cm, Windsor, RL 12515. (The Royal Collection © 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)
    • 17. Sandro Botticelli, Adoration of the Magi, tempera on panel, 111 × 134 cm, Uffizi, Florence. (Nimatallah/Art Resource, NY)
    • 18. Sandro Botticelli, Giuliano de’Medici, tempera on panel, 75.5 × 52.5 cm, framed 105.7 × 81.3 × 11.3 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington. (Samuel H. Kress Collection, image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)
    • 19. Benozzo Gozzoli, Erythraean Sibyl (detail of frame of Fra Angelico’s Crucifixion), fresco, Chapterhouse, San Marco (Museo di San Marco), Florence. (Scala/Art Resource, NY)
    • 20. Cosimo Rosselli (school), Adoration of the Magi, tempera on panel, 101 × 217 cm, Uffizi, Florence. (Scala/Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali/Art Resource, NY)
    • 21. Last Supper (detail from Processional Cross), Florentine, silver, partly gilt, niello, copper, with traces of gilding over wood, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY)
    • 22. Piero del Pollaiuolo, Prudence, oil on panel, 167 × 88 cm, Uffizi, Florence. (Finsiel/Alinari/Art Resource, NY)
    • 23. Master ES, The Evangelist John, engraving, 148 (borderline) × 99 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 24. Master ES, The Evangelist Mark, engraving, 146 (borderline) × 99 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 25. Master ES, The Evangelist Matthew, engraving, 148 (borderline) × 96 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 26. Master ES, Saint Thomas, engraving, 134 (cut) × 95 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 27. Baccio Baldini (attributed), The Prophet Amos, engraving, 147 × 106 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 28. Master ES, Saint Paul, engraving, 132 (cut) × 100 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 29. Master ES, Lady with a Helmet and Shield, engraving, 99 (cut) × 65 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 30. Baccio Baldini (attributed), The Prophet Daniel, engraving, 149 × 108 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 31. Martin Schongauer, Christ Before Pilate, engraving, 166 (borderline) × 112 mm, British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
    • 32. Hans Memling, Maria Maddalena Baroncelli, Wife of Tomaso Portinari, 44.1 × 34 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY)
    • 33. Unknown artist, Portrait of Margaret of York, oil on panel, 20.5 × 12.4 cm, Louvre, Paris. (Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY)
    • The Twelve Sibyls, Florentine Fine Manner. All are attributed to Baccio Baldini and housed in the British Museum, London. (© The Trustees of the British Museum)
      • A.1. The Persian Sibyl, engraving, 180 × 108 mm.
      • A.2. The Libyan Sibyl, engraving, 178 × 108 mm.
      • A.3. The Delphian Sibyl, engraving, 179 × 108 mm.
      • A.4. The Cimmerian Sibyl, engraving, 179 × 106 mm.
      • A.5. The Erythrean Sibyl, engraving, 179 × 108 mm.
      • A.6. The Samian Sibyl, engraving, 180 × 108 mm.
      • A.7. The Cumaean Sibyl, engraving, 179 × 108 mm.
      • A.8. The Hellespontine Sibyl, engraving, 179 × 108 mm.
      • A.9. The Phrygian Sibyl, engraving, 180 × 108 mm.
      • A.10. The Tiburtine Sibyl, engraving, 179 × 108 mm.
      • A.11. The Sibyl Europa, engraving, 179 × 106 mm.
      • A.12. The Sibyl Agrippa, engraving, 178 × 108 mm.

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