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Map of Italy in the 15th Century.

Brown, David Alan. “Leonardo and the Ladies with the Ermine and the Book.” Artibus et Historiae 11/22 (1990): 47–61.

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

Burke, Jill. Changing Patrons: Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004.

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

Campbell, Stephen J. The Cabinet of Eros: Renaissance Mythological Painting and the Studiolo of Isabella d’Este. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Chambers, D. S. Patrons and Artists in the Italian Renaissance. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1971.

Christiansen, Keith. “Dosso Dossi’s Aeneas Frieze for Alfonso d’Este’s Camerino.” Apollo (January 2000): 36–45.

Colantuono, Anthony. “Dies Alcyoniae: The Invention of Bellini’s Feast of the Gods.” Art Bulletin 73, no. 2 (January 1991): 237–56.

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

Gilbert, Creighton E. “What Did the Renaissance Patron Buy?” Renaissance Quarterly 51 (1998): 392–450.

Goldwaithe, Richard A. Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy, 1300–1600. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Hollingsworth, Mary. Patronage in Renaissance Italy: From 1400 to the Early Sixteenth Century. London: John Murray, 1994.

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

Kent, F. W., and Patricia Simmons, with J. C. Eade. Patronage, Art, and Society in Renaissance Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.

King, Catherine. Renaissance Women Patrons: Wives and Widows in Italy, c. 1300–1550. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.

Luciano, Eleonora, et al. Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2011.

Neher, Gabriele, and Rupert Shepherd, eds. Revaluing Renaissance Art. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2000.

Paoletti, John T., and Gary M. Radke. Art in Renaissance Italy. 3rd ed. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2005.

San Juan, Rose Marie. “The Court Lady’s Dilemma: Isabella d’Este and Art Collecting in the Renaissance.” Oxford Art Journal 14, no. 1 (1991): 76–8.

Tuohy, Thomas. Herculean Ferrara: Ercole d’Este, 1474–1505, and the Invention of a Ducal Capital. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Warnke, Martin, trans. David McLintock. The Court Artist: On the Ancestry of the Modern Artist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Welch, Evelyn. Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400–1600. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

Wright, Alison. The Pollaiuolo Brothers: The Arts of Florence and Rome. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.