A study of the commissioning powers of a large group of Italian laywomen. In a sequence of case studies, the text surveys the kinds of art and architecture which these laywomen could commission, and by probing how far female patrons could express any non-conformist views or play unexpected roles in their art, it builds up a picture of the legal, social, financial and spiritual factors which made it possible for women to act as patrons in this society.
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Catherine E. King is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Art History at the Open University, Milton Keynes.
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0719052882