Renaissance Quarterly

A journal covering art, literature, and history of the Renaissance for the academic audience. Contains research studies, review essays, and book reviews. Features literary works and themes, as well as specialized studies in the arts, religion, and social

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 2, Summer

An Exemplary Humanist Hybrid: Vasari's "Fraude" with Reference to Bronzino's "Sphinx." (Giorgio Vasari and Agnolo Di Cosimo A.K.A. Bronzino)
In an article recently published in this journal,(1) I argued that a certain, often discussed, hybrid encountered in Bronzino's well-known painting depicting The Exposure of Luxury (ca. 1545, National Gallery, London; also known as Venus, Cupid, Folly,...
"Concludo Che Non Vidi Mai la Piu Bella Casa in Italia": The Frescoed Decorations in Francesco II Gonzaga's Suburban Villa in the Mantuan Countryside at Gonzaga
"Universae Italiae Liberatori." On the 500th Anniversary of the Battle of Fornovo and the completion of the Madonna della Vittoria (1495/96 - 1995/96). Scholarly discussion of late Quattrocento art patronage in Mantua has largely been confined to projects...
Cyriacus of Ancona and the Revival of Two Forgotten Ancient Personifications in the Rector's Palace of Dubrovnik
Despite the growing interest of modern scholars in early Renaissance civic architecture as the bearer of meaning, the public buildings of Dubrovnik (It. Ragusa; Lat. Ragusium) have received less attention than their due. This is all the more regrettable...
Interpretations of the Renaissance in Spanish Historical Thought: The Last Thirty Years
In the decades immediately following the Spanish Civil War, the question of the Renaissance, which had never attracted much scholarly attention even before the war, almost completely disappeared from consideration in Spanish historical thought. Concerned...
Sovereign Counterfeits: The Trial of the Pyx
1. Majesty's "Specyall Purpose" On 9 May 1611 James I broke with a royal custom that had been established for more than a century of Tudor rule. He attended the trial of the pyx at the Royal Mint in the city of London. This yearly ceremony was for the...