Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio

Various artists/makers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 501

This detail is from a study, (or studiolo), intended for meditation and study. Its walls are carried out in a wood-inlay technique known as intarsia. The latticework doors of the cabinets, shown open or partly closed, indicate the contemporary interest in linear perspective. The cabinets display objects reflecting Duke Federico's wide-ranging artistic and scientific interests, and the depictions of books recall his extensive library. Emblems of the Montefeltro are also represented. This room may have been designed by Francesco di Giorgio (1439–1502) and was executed by Giuliano da Majano (1432–1490). A similar room, in situ, was made for the duke's palace at Urbino.

#106. Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio

Studiolo from the Ducal Palace in Gubbio, Designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian, Siena 1439–1501 Siena), Walnut, beech, rosewood, oak and fruitwoods in walnut base, Italian, Gubbio

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