The next meeting of the Early Modern Circle for 2010 will take place this Monday 21 June at 6.15pm in the Tutorial room, ground floor, Baillieu Library, the University of Melbourne.

Dr Hugh Hudson

“The Del Beccuto of Florence: More on the Maternal Family of the Renaissance Artist Paolo Uccello”

The Del Beccuto family ancestry can be traced to twelfth-century Florence. Although they made significant contributions to the city’s government during the Middle Ages, it was in the early Renaissance that they produced their most singular contribution to its culture and international renown, through the figure of one of their sons, the artist Paolo Uccello. This paper presents a wide-ranging discussion of the family, its social and political affiliations, its patronage and benefaction, and the influence it had on Uccello’s career, art, and identity.

Please come along for a drink and a stimulating discussion of early modern research. We welcome a gold coin donation towards drinks on the night. A group may go to dinner in Lygon Street afterwards – all welcome.

Enquiries: Jenny Spinks

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Early Modern Circle organizing committee:

Claudia Guli, Dolly MacKinnon, Jenny Spinks