Room 1 (Introduction) opens with a view of Florence [cat. 1] in which some of the city’s most famous buildings can be recognised. Displayed alongside it are two manuscripts that belonged to Giovanna’s father, Maso di Luca degli Albizzi. The Libro debitori e creditori [cat. 5] records the expenditure on his daughter’s wedding and provides a full description of the bride’s trousseau.
- Attributed to Lucantonio degli Uberti (Florence, active ca. 1500–1526) after a (partially) lost engraving by Francesco Rosselli (Florence, 1448–before 1527). The Large View of Florence (Pianta della Catena), early sixteenth century. Xilography on paper from eight blocks. 578 x 1316 mm Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; inv. n. 899-100. Bpk/Gëmaldegalerie, SMB/Jörg P. Anders
- The Master of Marradi (active in Florence, ca. 1475–1513). The Reconciliation of the Romans and the Sabines, ca. 1480. Tempera and oil (?) on panel, 45 x 173 cm. Leeds, by kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Harewood and the Trustees of the Harewood House Trust; inv. n. 2001.1.6. “Reproduced by the kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Harewood and the Trustees of the Harewood House Trust”