Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 101
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Villers , Caroline, Robert Gibbs, Rebecca Hellen and Annette King
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  • Title: Simone dei Crocefissi's "Dream of the Virgin" in the Society of Antiquaries, London [The authors discuss the cleaning and restoration of the painting, arguing that the expensive pigments and care taken by the artist indicate an important commission, perhaps for a women's monastery in Bologna].
  • Source: Burlington Magazine 142, 1169 (August 2000): Pages 481 - 486.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Iconography Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Simone de Crocefissi, Painter- Dream of the Virgin
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Nine illustrations. Figure One Simone dei Crocefissi, Dream of the Virgin, after conservation and restoration, egg tempera on poplar panel (London, Society of Antiquaries). Figure Two Figure One before conservation and restoration. Figure Three Figure Two during the removal of regilding. Figure Four X-radiograph of Figure Two. Figure Five Cross section from the gilded background of Figure Two showing the original gesso, bole, and gold leaf covered by new gesso, "bole," and gold leaf. Figure Six Detail of the punchwork on the Virgin's halo in Figure Two. Figure Seven Simone dei Crocefissi, Dream of the Virgin, egg tempera on panel (Ferrara, Pinacoteca Nazionale). Figure Eight Simone dei Crocefissi, Crucifixion, Descent and Ascension, reliquary panel, formerly Florentine private collection (Present whereabouts unknown). Figure Nine Vitale da Bologna, Dream of the Virgin, detail from Nativity, Dream of the Virgin, Vision of a dying man, Limbo, frescoes detached from the west wall of S. Apollonia at Mezzaratta, Bologna (Bologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale).
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00076287
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