From The New York Times
”The life of Jews in 17th-century Florence was quite constrained. They were confined to a ghetto, a cramped area about the size of a football field that housed about 200 families.
“They could work only in certain professions, like rag-picking, and were not allowed to join professional guilds or corporations, which would have opened the door to fields like architecture. Their interactions with Christians were strictly regulated. …”
#artNotes Read more at the Blog, “This Artist’s Life” at Illumination.Studio, and at NYT online,