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Urbino’: The One-eyed Duke’s Renaissance Christopher Herbert Thursday 14 December 2017

 

Synopsis:

Federigo da Montefeltro, the Duke of Urbino, brought to his remote, hill-town palace some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, including Piero della Francesca. This lecture explores how such a crafty, astute soldier of fortune created not only a breath-taking palace but also an outstanding collection of art.