Richards, John Books

Dr. John C. Richards is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow.

Petrarch’s Influence on the Iconography of the Carrara Palace in Padua
2008 0-7734-5236-2
This book examines Petrarch’s relationship with Francesco il Vecchio da Carrara, lord of Padua, who was the poet’s host during his final years (1367-74), and for whom he started to rewrite his great work of Roman history, the De Viris Illustribus. The exemplary purpose of this text was extended in the form of a major fresco cycle in the Sala Virorum Illustrium of the Carrara palace in Padua, the Reggia. This book contains 10 black and white photographs.