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Description: Images and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence
IN OCTOBER 1462 FRANCESCO SFORZA, the Duke of Milan, ordered three dozen pairs of eyeglasses from Florence, “because there are many who request of us eyeglasses that are made there … since it is reputed that they are made more perfectly [there] than in any other place in Italy” He had previously ordered eighteen pairs, and soon after he died his successor, Galeazzo Maria, ordered fifty more, “perfectly made according to the ages specified in the list.” The picture of the bespectacled court with …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.93-133

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