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Barolsky, Paul. “The Visionary Experience of Renaissance Art.” Word and Image 11 (April–June 1995): 174–81.

Belting, Hans. The Image and Its Public in the Middle Ages: Form and Function of Early Paintings of the Passion. Translated by Mark Bartusis and Raymond Meyer. New Rochelle, NY: A. D. Caratzas, 1990.

———. Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art. Trans. Edmund Jephcott. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. [See for general reference.]

Brown, Patricia Fortini. Art and Life in Renaissance Venice. New York: Harry H. Abrams, 1997.

Burke, Jill. Changing Patrons: Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004. [See especially chapter 8, “Painted Prayers: Savonarola and the Audience of Images.”]

Burke, Peter. The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Butler, Kim Elizabeth. “Full of Grace: Raphael’s Madonnas and the Rhetoric of Devotion.” PhD diss., Johns Hopkins University, 2003.

Cormack, Robin. Icons. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Derbes, Anne. “Images East and West: The Ascent of the Cross,” In The Sacred Image East and West, edited by Robert Ousterhout and Leslie Brubaker, 110–31. Illinois Byzantine Studies 4. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

Goffen, Rona. “Icon and Vision: Giovanni Bellini’s Half-Length Madonnas.” Art Bulletin 57 (1975): 487–518. [See for general reference.]

Holmes, Megan. “The Elusive Origins of the Cult of the Annunziata in Florence.” In The Miraculous Image, edited by Erik Thunø and Gerhard Wolf. Rome: Erma di Bretschneider, 2004, 97–121.

Kent, Dale. Cosimo de’ Medici and the Florentine Renaissance: The Patron’s Oeuvre. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Ladis, Andrew, and Shelley E. Zuraw, eds., with an introduction by Henk van Os. Visions of Holiness: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Italy. Issues in the History of Art. Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2001. [See for general reference.]

Maniura, Robert. “Persuading the Absent Saint: Image and Performance in Marian Devotion.” Critical Inquiry 35 (January 2009): 629–54.

Musacchio, Jacqueline Marie. Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Palace. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Nagel, Alexander. “Gifts for Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna.” Art Bulletin 79 (1997): 647–68.

Norman, Diana, ed. Siena, Florence, and Padua: Art, Society, and Religion 1280–1400. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Noreen, Kirstin. “The Icon of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome: An Image and Its Afterlife.” Renaissance Studies 19 (November 2005): 660–72.

Pincus, Debra. “Venice and the Two Romes: Byzantium and Rome as a Double Heritage in Venetian Cultural Politics.” Artibus et Historiae 13, no. 26 (1992): 101–14.

Rubin, Patricia Lee. Images and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. [See for general reference; especially chapter 6, “Vision and Belief.”]

Rubin, Patricia Lee, and Alison Wright, with contributions by Nicholas Penny. Renaissance Florence: The Art of the 1470s. London: National Gallery Publications, 1999.

Trexler, Richard C. “Florentine Religious Experience: The Sacred Image.” Studies in the Renaissance 19 (1972): 7–41. [See for general reference.]

Vikan, Gary. “Ruminations on Edible Icons: Originals and Copies in the Art of Byzantium.” Studies in the History of Art 20 (1989): 47–59.

———. “Sacred Image, Sacred Power.” In Icon: Four Essays. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery; Washington, D.C.: Trust for Museum Exhibitions, 1988.