Video Podcasts

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]