Women's Patronage and Gendered Cultural Networks in Early Modern Europe: Vittoria Della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (Visual Culture in Early Modernity) (Paperback)

Women's Patronage and Gendered Cultural Networks in Early Modern Europe: Vittoria Della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (Visual Culture in Early Modernity) By Adelina Modesti Cover Image
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This book examines the sociocultural networks between the courts of early modern Italy and Europe, focusing on the Florentine Medici court, and the cultural patronage and international gendered networks developed by the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Vittoria della Rovere.

Adelina Modesti uses Grand Duchess Vittoria as an exemplar of pan-European 'matronage' and proposes a new matrilineal model of patronage in the early modern period, one in which women become not only the mediators but also the architects of public taste and the transmitters of cultural capital. The book will be the first comprehensive monographic study of this important cultural figure.

This study will be of interest to scholars working in art history, gender studies, Renaissance studies and seventeenth-century Italy.

About the Author


Adelina Modesti is a Honorary Associate in Art History in the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032337432
ISBN-10: 1032337435
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 13th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Visual Culture in Early Modernity