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Age of Players Adult  +
City Milan  +
Comment <p><strong>Note: </strong>This drawing is listed as "contemporary" on the premise that it was meant to depict ballplaying in the 1400s.</p>
Coordinates 45° 27' 56" N, 9° 11' 9" ELatitude: 45.4654219
Longitude: 9.1859243
Country Italy  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Fresco at Casa Borromeo shows Female Ball Players  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>Lionel Cust, "The Frescoes in the <p>Lionel Cust, "The Frescoes in the Casa Borromeo at Milan," <em>The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs</em>, Vol. 33, No. 184 (July 1918), 8.  Link to color image:  <a href=""></a></p> meo/giochiborromeo.htm</a></p>
Submission Note Posted 10/4/2013  +
Submitted by Deb Shattuck +
Tags Females  +
Year 1,440  +
Year Number 1  +
Year Suffix c  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Source Image  + , State  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:48:11  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>In a ground floor room at the Cas <p>In a ground floor room at the Casa Borromeo in Milan, Italy is a room with wall murals depicting the amusements of Fifteenth Century nobility.  One of the images depicts five noble women playing some sort of bat and ball game.  One woman holds a bat and is preparing to hit a ball to a group of four women who prepare to catch the ball using the folds of their dresses.  This <em>Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs</em> published an article about the Casa Borromeo frescoes in 1918 and included a black and white photo of the female ball players.  A color version of the fresco is available online.</p> the fresco is available online.</p>
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