The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced the acquisition of a remarkable bronze roundel, attributed to Gian Marco Cavalli, who worked alongside Andrea Mantegna for the House of Gonzaga in Mantua; it is thought that the work, for which the Met paid £17m, was made in around 1500 for Isabella d’Este. Details at this link.
• In a week or so I shall post a piece about a painting commissioned by Isabella d’Este.
• More about the roundel at these links
Mantuan roundel export ban
More on the Mantuan roundel
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