LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE: The Courtauld Wedding Chests
12 February - 17 May 2009
LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN RENAISSANCE FLORENCE:
The Courtauld Wedding Chests
An introduction to the exhibition with curator Caroline Campbell.
Watch the movie [8:02 min]
Art and Marriage in Renaissance Florence
A marriage in 15th century Florence was not primarily about love, but a business arrangement between powerful families. Wedding chests were the key art works commissioned for these occasions.
Watch the movie [5:05 min]
The Courtauld's Morelli-Nerli Chests
The only pair of marriage chests to survive with their accompanying painted backboards and to be fully documented.
Watch the movie [8:36 min]