Oh, Patron, my Patron!

Catherine and Lorenzo de’Medici did it. So did Queen Elizabeth I and Pope Julius II. Without it, Chrétien de Troyes, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, William Shakespeare or even Mozart may not have been famous. What is it? Patronage, that old-fashioned, mostly out-of-style idea of the wealthy supporting talented artists, musicians, writers and scholars as they […]

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