Architecture and Memory

The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

Robert Kirkbride


The portraits of the muses conceived for the Tempietto were compositionally akin to the ensemble of liberal arts in the Gubbio studiolo, as well as an earlier cycle of muses completed by Cosmé Tura between 1458 and 1463 for the d'Este studiolo at Belfiore.

Source: Photo by author with permission of La Soprintendenza per i beni storici e artistici delle Marche

Glass mirror and vessels, Urbino studiolo.