Eliana Carrara’s essay aims to draw attention to some elements previously neglected, or not yet properly analyzed, of the rich festive apparatus set up for the wedding of Prince Francesco I with Johanna of Austria, held in Florence in December 1565, and which was celebrated with numerous shows that lasted until the early months of 1566. With the support of the rigorous documentary appendix of Veronica Vestri, who examined various fonds of the Archivio di Stato di Firenze, the author was able to identify within the great organizational machine of the imposing celebrations the role of some certain protagonists such as Giovanni Battista Cini, Antonfrancesco Grazzini (calledLasca) but also of Alessandro Ceccherelli (together with Vincenzo Buonanni). Then, the centrality of the figure of Baccio Baldini, protomedico of Cosimo I destined to become the first custodian of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, emerged with full evidence: he took part to the festivals for the ducal wedding not only as a witness of one of the most important events, the Mascherata della Geneologia degl’Iddei de’ Gentili, but as a first-person extensor of the detailed schedule, as evidenced by his autograph annotations on the drawings (still preserved and by Alessandro Allori) made for the preparation of the wagons that paraded through the city of Florence during the 1566 Carnival.
|Titolo:||Feste e apparati medicei per le nozze di Francesco I e di Giovanna d’Austria (1565-1566): qualche riflessione e alcuni spunti di ricerca.|
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