Marriage of Henry II and Catherine de’ Medici

• A list of posts published so far on Giorgio Vasari’s Marriage of Henry, Duke of Orleans, and Catherine de’ Medici. The fresco is situated in the Room of Pope Clement VII in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

• This presentation is work in progress and therefore subject to change and updates as new information comes to light.

December 20, 2022 – Another image of Fioretta Gorini
January 01, 2023 – Close encounter
January 03, 2023 – Every picture tells a story
January 05, 2023 – Matching pairs
January 10, 2023 – The nose have it!
January 13, 2023 – Heads, helmets, hats and caps
January 17, 2023 – A touch of the Tetrarchs
January 19, 2023 – The Antelope Nose and the Carmelites
January 30, 2023 – Parrot fashion
February 04, 2023 – Lucrezia… Lucrezia… Lucrezia

I hope to continue posting information about this Vasari fresco when I can source a higher resolution digital image of the work. The low-res version available on the internet lacks important visual detail to explain clearly some of the narratives embedded by the artist. If anyone out there has access to a better-quality version than I have used so far for my posts on this subject, please contact me.