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The Gonzaga of Mantua and Pisanello"s Arthurian frescoes by Joanna Woods-Marsden

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English



  • Italy,
  • Mantua


  • Pisanello, 1395-ca. 1455 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Gonzaga, Ludovico, marchese, 1414-1478 -- Art patronage.,
  • Palazzo ducale (Mantua, Italy),
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian -- Italy -- Mantua -- Attribution.,
  • Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance -- Italy -- Mantua -- Attribution.,
  • Arthurian romances -- Illustrations.,
  • Knights and knighthood in art.,
  • Kings and rulers in art.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJoanna Woods-Marsden.
LC ClassificationsN6923.P497 W66 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 274 p., [129] p. of plates :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2053692M
ISBN 100691040486
LC Control Number88031631

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: The Gonzaga of Mantua and Pisanello's Arthurian Frescoes () by Woods-Marsden, Joanna and a great selection of similar Price Range: $ - $ The Gonzaga of Mantua and Pisanello's Arthurian frescoes / Author: Joanna Woods-Marsden. Publication info: Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, The Gonzaga of Mantua and Pisanello's Arthurian Frescoes. Princeton: Princeton University Press, First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Quarto. 8 x in. xxv + [i], + [2] + black & white illustrations + [1] pp. Fine in original grey cloth and fine pictorial dust Edition: First Edition, First Printing. The frescoes in the Doge's Palace at Venice, on which they worked together, have perished as well as the frescoes in the Basilica of St. John Lateran and the palaces of Mantua and Pavia. In , Pisanello was reported to be in Mantua in the service of young Ludovico Gonzaga, son of the Marchese of Mantua Gianfrancesco ion: Gentile da Fabriano.

Interpretation of Camera Degli Sposi Frescoes by Mantegna One of the most famous examples of Early Renaissance art, the ceiling and mural painting in the Camera degli Sposi (room of the spouses, or bridal chamber) located at the Palazzo Ducale, Mantua, was executed by . Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua () was an Italian general best known for commanding the Italian army at the battle of Fornovo in when he was commander of the armies of Venice, but who also spent many years in the French service as well as briefly fighting for the Pope. Paul F. Grendler provides the first book in any language about the Peaceful University of Mantua, its official name. He traces the efforts of Duke Ferdinando Gonzaga, a prince savant who debated Galileo, as he made his family’s dream a reality. Ferdinando negotiated with the Jesuits, recruited professors, and financed the by: 2. Biography. Gonzaga was born in Mantua, the son of Marquess Federico I had a career as a condottiero acting as Venice's commander from to He was the commander-in-chief of the army of the Italian league in the battle of Fornovo, although under the tutorage of his more experienced uncle Ridolfo Gonzaga: although inconclusive, the battle had at least the effect of pushing Born: 10 August , Mantua.

Andrea Mantegna (UK: / m æ n ˈ t ɛ n j ə /, US: / m ɑː n ˈ t eɪ n j ə /, Italian: [anˈdrɛːa manˈteɲɲa]; c. – Septem ) was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archeology, and son-in-law of Jacopo other artists of the time, Mantegna experimented with perspective, e.g. by lowering the horizon in order to create a sense of greater : Andrea Mantegna, c. , Isola di . Other articles where Giovan Francesco I Gonzaga is discussed: Gonzaga Dynasty: in succession, and then Giovan Francesco I (sometimes referred to as Francesco I; d. ), who, although at one time allied with the treacherous Gian Galeazzo Visconti, incurred the latter’s enmity and all but lost his estates and his life in consequence; eventually he joined the Florentines and Bolognese. Mantua a World Heritage Site. The whole of the historic centre of Mantua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is because of its connection with the Gonzaga family. They were important patrons of the arts who commissioned many of the palazzi and other important buildings in the city. These were built in classic Renaissance style and filled with.   This bronze medallion depicting Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, on horseback, is made by Pisanello in Italy, probably in ca. Born Pisa or Verona, by Italian painter, draughtsman and medallist.