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Federico da Montefeltro and His Library



Justus of Ghent (fl. ca.1460–ca.1480)/Pedro Berruguete (ca. 1450–1504)?, Double Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro and his son Guidobaldo, 1480–81, Galleria Nazionale della Marche, UrbinoPhoto courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum
Justus of Ghent (fl. ca.1460–ca.1480)/Pedro Berruguete (ca. 1450–1504)?, Double Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro and his son Guidobaldo, 1480–81, Galleria Nazionale della Marche, Urbino
Photo courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum
Federico da Montefeltro and His Library
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  The Morgan Library & Museum  •  Ongoing
 
This exhibition conjures up one of the greatest libraries of the Italian Renaissance—that of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino (1422–1482). The centerpiece of the exhibition is the famous portrait of the fully armored Federico reading in the ducal library, with his son, Guidobaldo, at his side. The painting, by Justus van Ghent or Pedro Berruguete, is preserved in the ducal palace in Urbino. The show includes the imposing eagle-shaped lectern from the Museo Diocesano Albani in Urbino, a group of lavishly illuminated manuscripts, and an incunable, which together reveal the intellectual range of the duke's collecting.

Several codices on view represent Montefeltro's encyclopedic interests in theology, geography, poetry, history, and astrology.

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Contact: The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (1) 212 685 00 08

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