Carlo Crivelli | Madonna and Child, ca 1480, Tempera and gold on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Renaissance: Madonna and Child Carlo Crivelli (Italian, Venice (?), active by 1495 Ascoli Piceno) Date: ca. 1480 Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number:

Isabella d'Este 1474-1539-Marchesa of Mantua & a leading woman of the Italian Renaissance as a major cultural & political figure, a patron of the arts & a leader of fashion.

"Isabella d’Este – was Marchesa of Mantua and one of the leading women of the Italian Renaissance as a major cultural and political figure. She was one of the first to value pieces of art by who they were painted by, rather than their actual quality.

Andrea Mantegna - Portrait of Francesco Gonzaga [1490-99] by petrus.agricola, via Flickr

Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, attributed Francesco currently at the Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland. Husband of Isabella d'Este.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) ~ A Portrait of Isabella d'Este-Gonzaga ~ now in the Louvre in Paris, as sketched by da Vinci and seemingly manipulated by later hands.  It is still considered by many as the only authentic portrait of Isabella.

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Squarcione Virgin and Child

[Renaissance]] Squarcione Virgin and Child - Francesco Squarcione - Wikipedia

The San Zeno Polyptych : MANTEGNA, Andrea : Art Images : Imagiva

Quattrocento: Andrea Mantegna, la Pala di S. Zeno ( Verona, S.

Isabella d’Este's grotta, San Giorgio Castle

Home of the Tenth Muse: The Collection of Isabella d’Este

Isabella d’Este's grotta, San Giorgio Castle