GIOVANNA AND GINEVRA: PORTRAITS FOR THE TORNABUONI FAMILY BY GHIRLANDAIO AND BOTTICELLI

@article{Simons2011GIOVANNAAG,
  title={GIOVANNA AND GINEVRA: PORTRAITS FOR THE TORNABUONI FAMILY BY GHIRLANDAIO AND BOTTICELLI},
  author={Patricia Simons},
  journal={I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance},
  year={2011},
  volume={14/15},
  pages={103 - 135}
}
  • P. Simons
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • History
  • I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance
mounted over the years 2008-10.1 When, in the summer of 2010, 1 visited the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid to see the exhibition devoted to Domenico Ghirlandaio's portrait of Lorenzo Tornabuoni's wife Giovanna degli Albizzi (Fig. 1), I realized that my dissertation completed decades ago still had a story to tell. Continuing errors in the identification of certain Tornabuoni portraits are informed by ahistorical or romanticizing assumptions that occasionally imbue current scholarship on… 
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