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1. Quoted in Alison Cole, Virtue and Magnificence: Art of the Italian Renaissance Courts (New York: H. N. Abrams, 1995), 33.

2. Quoted in Alison Wright, The Pollaiuolo Brothers: The Arts of Florence and Rome (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005), 131.

3. Quoted in Cole, Virtue and Magnificence, 33.

4. Quoted in Cole, Virtue and Magnificence, 147.

5. Quoted in David Alan Brown, “Leonardo and the Ladies with the Ermine and the Book,” Artibus et Historiae 11, no. 22 (1990): 56.

6. Quoted in Eleonora Luciano et al. Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes (National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011), 1.

7. Quoted in Luciano et al., Antico, 11.8. Creighton Gilbert, “What Did the Renaissance Patron Buy?,” Renaissance Quarterly 51 (1998): 417.

9. Brown, “Leonardo and the Ladies,”  54.

10. Quoted in Anthony Colantuono, “Dies Alcyoniae: The Invention of Bellini’s Feast of the Gods,” Art Bulletin 73, no. 2 (January 1991): 239.

11. Quoted in Colantuono, “Dies Alcyoniae,” 239.