The artistic patronage of the Florentine banker Bindo Altoviti, friend of Michelangelo and rival of the Medici, is the subject of this exhibition at the Bargello in Florence.
An exhibition of great scientific value; a catalogue-book containing important studies and documents never published before. The artistic patronage of the Florentine Bindo Altoviti, banker to many popes and administrator of the Papal State, friend of Michelangelo and rival of the Medici, is the subject of this exhibition that hails from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and then traveled to the Bargello in Florence, from 2 March to 15 June. Shown here for the first time since the 16th century, two marvelous portraits of Altoviti by Raphael and by Cellini, together with very beautiful examples of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts, including a majolica plate with an image of Altoviti’s wife, and a stone table designed by Vasari. Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Florence, Bargello, 2004.