Contents

Essays

Selling the Duchess:  Narratives of Celebrity in A Catalogue of the Portland Museum (1786)
Madeleine Pelling

The Special Value of Precarious Patrons:  Lucrezia Agliardi and the Tradition of Italian Laywomen Church Builders
Catherine King

Women in the Garden:  The Decameron Reimagined in the Moderata Fonte’s Il merito delle donna
Katherine McKenna

Theater Review
Book Reviews