Textiles in Renaissance Painting

Madonna and Child with Saints Tempera and gold on wood panel (56-11/16 x 33-1/4 inches) Lorenzo da Sanseverino Italian, Marche, ca. 1468-1500 The Cleveland Museum of Art, Holden Collection  1916.800 Madonna and Child with Saints Tempera and gold on wood panel (56-11/16 x 33-1/4 inches) Lorenzo da Sanseverino Italian, Marche, ca. 1468-1500 The Cleveland Museum of Art, Holden Collection 1916.800

Textiles were an important and expensive commodity in most affluent homes in Renaissance Italy. An inventory made in 1600 of the Florentine noblewoman, Camilla Magalotti, following the death of her husband, reveals no less than 929 braccia (1,771 feet) of various kinds of fabric stored within her house.

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