Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1324
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Campbell , Lorne and Yvonne Szafran
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  • Title: The Portrait of Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, in the J. Paul Getty Museum [The authors argue that the portrait was based on Rogier van der Weyden's donor portrait of Isabel done for the altarpiece given to the Portugese monastery of Batalha. An assistant painted the panel portrait perhaps around 1450 without the skill or sensitivity of van der Weyden. The painting evidently passed to Isabel's great-granddaughter, Margaret of Austria, where it was given more magnificent clothing and jewels around 1530. An inscription was added perhaps around 1600 identifying the woman as a sibyl. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Burlington Magazine 146, 1212 (March 2004): Pages 148 - 157.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Assistant of Rogier van der Weyden, Painter- Portrait of Isabel of Portugal Clothing Isabel of Portugal, Wife of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy Overpainting Portraits Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Fifteen figures. Figure One Rogier van der Weyden, "Portrait of a Lady," c. 1460, panel (Washington, National Gallery of Art). Figure Two Assistant of Rogier van der Weyden and an early sixteenth- century Netherlandish painter, "Isabella of Portugal," c. 1450 and c. 1530, panel (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum) (in color). Figure Three Figure Two after cleaning and before restoration, 1953. Figure Four Portrait of Guigone de Salins, detail from the reverse of the right wing of the polyptych of the "Last Judgement" by Rogier van der Weyden, c. 1443-1451 (L' Hôtel-dieu de Beaune). Figure Five "Man Reading" (St. Ivo?) from the workshop of Rogier van der Weyden, c. 1450 (London, National Gallery). Figure Six Master of the Legend of St. Catherine, "The Feeding of the Five Thousand," c. 1480, panel (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne) (in color). Figure Seven "Virgin and Child with Donors" by Domingos António de Sequeira after Rogier van der Weyden, 1808, drawing (graphite on paper) (Lisbon, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga). Figure Eight Infra-red reflectogram mosaic of Figure Two. Figure Nine Cross-section of paint sample 1 (in color). Figure Ten Cross-section of paint sample 2 (in color). Figure Eleven Cross-section of paint sample 3 (in color). Figure Twelve Photomicrograph of an area of white ermine over red (in color). Figure Thirteen X-radiograph of the portrait in Figure Two. Figure Fourteen "Jean de Froimont," here attributed to an assistant of Rogier van der Weyden, c. 1465, panel (Brussels, Musées royaux des beaux-arts de Belgique). Figure Fifteen Rogier van der Weyden, "Philippe de Croÿ," c. 1460, panel (Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten).
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  • Author's Affiliation: J. Paul Getty Museum, National Gallery, London
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00076287
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