Robert (Rab) Hatfield has a PhD from Harvard and has been teaching art history to students at Syracuse University in Florence since 1971. He has published more than fifteen books and articles including Botticelli’s Uffizi “Adoration”: A Study in Pictorial Content and The Wealth of Michelangelo, a book that has changed our knowledge and understanding of the great artist. Much of Rab‘s research has drawn on original documents and his skill, instinct and patience for archival work distinguish his scholarship.
Articles about Rab Hatfield
- “Serendipity solves mystery. Professor proves link between Botticelli and Savonarola” by Joanna Weinstein (The Florentine, issue no. 121/2010 / April 22, 2010)
- “An interview with Rab Hatfield, art historian” (The Florentine issue no. 54/2007 / April 19, 2007)
- About Leonardo’s battle: “Does this battle scene hold key to Leonardo’s lost masterpiece?” in The Sunday Times, by Richard Owen, June 18 2005.