Research report 2007 - Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History
The Idea of Rome in the Public Representation of the Cesarini Family during the Sixteenth Century
SummaryAt the end of the fifteenth Century the Cesarini family ascended to the nobility of Rome. In order to consolidate this position, they developed specific strategies: They claimed to descend from the ancient nobility of Rome and they exploited their office of the Roman standard-bearer (Gonfaloniere) to demonstrate their close connection with the traditions of Rome. A study in the Research Area „Malerei und Bildkünste der Frühen Neuzeit“ of the Bibliotheca Hertziana reconstructs these strategies in detail.