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VIRGINIA AND ALFRED KENNEDY AND PHILIP HENRY ALSTON JR. GALLERIES

Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy

Saturday, Mar 09, 2019 — Sunday, May 26, 2019



The exhibition comprises around 45 Renaissance works of art related to its theme and representative of life and social customs in Renaissance Italy: entire chests, delicate tempera paintings on wood panels that were once decorative components of marriage chests, other elements of palace décor, earthenware in majolica, luxurious fabrics, parade shields, jewelry caskets and objects of private devotion. All works of art belong to the Museo Stibbert of Florence, Italy. It is a rare and very special occasion that Italian authorities will permit the temporary export of such a quantity of precious Renaissance paintings on wood, which are among the most delicate and sensitive works of art to preserve.

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    Master of Carlo III of Durazzo, the Story of the Hunt of Diana, ca. 1830–85. Wood, gold leaf, plaster and tempera on wood panel, 29 7/16 x 50 9/16 x 2 9/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 16202.
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    Giovanni of Ser Giovanni, called Lo Scheggia, fragment with imprisoned woman (possibly from the Story of Lisabetta da Messina in the Decameron by Boccaccio), ca. 1440–50. Tempera on wood panel, 18 1/8 x 11 x 1 9/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 306.
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    Circle of the Master of the Judgment of Paris, Aristotle ridden by Phyllis, ca. 1440. Tempera on wood panel, 18 1/8 x 19 11/16 x 1 9/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 306.
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    Workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni, assault on a maritime city, ca. 1460. Tempera on wood panel, 17 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 1 9/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 298.
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    Unidentified Senese painter, cassone with Allegory of Love scenes, ca. 1540. Oil on wood, 18 7/8 x 61 5/8 x 19 5/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 11593.
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    Venetian manufacture, women’s shoes, 2nd half 16th century. Leather and silk, 8 11/16 x 5 15/16 x 9 1/16 inches (each). Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 14141.
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    Italian manufacture, jewelry box, late 15th century. Pastiglia (gypsum and glue), 3 15/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 5/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 13815.
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    Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi), Madonna with Child, 16th century. Tempera on wood panel, 29 1/8 x 22 7/16 inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 16209.
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    Urbino manufacture, fruit plate, 16th century. Majolica, 2 3/4 x 9 13/16 (diameter) inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 11153.
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    Possibly Deruta manufacture, pharmacy vase, 1566. Majolica, 7 11/16 x 4 3/4 (diameter) inches. Museo Stibbert, Firenze, 11161.
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Curator

Martina Beccatini, curator of decorative arts and paintings, Stibbert Museum (in-house curator: Nelda Damiano, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art)

Sponsors

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

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