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Alberti, Leon Battista. On Painting. Translated and with an introduction by John R. Spencer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956; rev. ed. 1966.

Baxandall, Michael. “Bartholomaeus Facius on Painting: A FifteenthCentury Manuscript of the De Viris Illustribus.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 27 (1964): 90–107.

Brandt, Kathleen Weil-Garris, and John D’Amico. “The Renaissance Cardinal’s Ideal Palace: A Chapter from Cortesi’s De Cardinalatu.” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 35 (1980):  45–119.

Brown, David Alan, and Jane Van Nimmen. Raphael and the Beautiful Banker: The Story of the Bindo Altoviti Portrait. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

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

———. Private Lives in Renaissance Venice: Art, Architecture, and the Family. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Cole, Alison. Virtue and Magnificence: Art of the Italian Renaissance. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1995.

Elam, Caroline. “Cosimo de’ Medici and San Lorenzo.” In Cosimo ‘il Vecchio’ de’ Medici and San Lorenzo, edited by Francis AmesLewis, 157–180. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Hatfield, Rab. “Some Unknown Descriptions of the Medici Palace in 1459.” Art Bulletin 32 (1970): 232–49.

Hook, Judith. Lorenzo de’ Medici: An Historical Biography. London: Hamilton, 1984.

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

Pottinger, George. The Court of the Medici. London: Croom Helm, 1977.

Rubin, Patricia. “Magnificence and the Medici.” In The Early Medici and Their Artists, edited by Francis AmesLewis, 37–49. London: University of London, 1995.

Syson, Luke, and Dora Thornton. Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy. London: British Museum Press, 2001.

Thornton, Peter. The Italian Renaissance Interior 14001600. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1991.

Zöllner, Frank. “The ‘Motions of the Mind’ in Renaissance Portraits: The Spiritual Dimension of Portraiture.” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 68 (2005): 23–40.