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  • Record Number: 1520
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Elliott , Janis and Cordelia Warr
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  • Title: Introduction [The authors briefly survey Angevin patronage, the nuns' practices, the pictorial program, and the architectural scheme of the church of Santa Maria Donna Regina in Naples. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography, and Patronage in Fourteenth-Century Naples.  Edited by Janis Elliott and Cordelia Warr.  Ashgate, 2004.  Pages 1 - 12.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Angevins, Dynasty in Naples and Hungary Art History- Painting Iconography Monasticism Naples, Napoli, Italy- Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina Patronage, Ecclesiastical Poor Clares Order
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Fourteen Figures. Figure One Diagrams of the transverse section of the apse, ground plan after the restoration of 1928-1934, and north-east exterior (after Chierici, 1934). Figure Two Diagrams of the reconstruction of the facade, transverse section, and longitudinal section (after Chierici, 1934). Figure Three Schematic layout of frescoes. Figure Four Detail of the decorative band between the "Madonna of the Apocalypse" and the "Last Judgment" with Hungarian and Angevin heraldry. Figure Five Crucifixion, fresco (Santa Maria Donna Regina, Loffredo Chapel, altar wall). Figure Six John the Evangelist boiled in oil (in upper register) and John the Evangelist baptizing (in lower register), frescoes (Loffredo Chapel). The following figures are referred to in the text but are located in other sections of the book. Figure 7 Photograph of the interior of the church looking from the apse towards the entrance. Plate 1 Photograph of the exterior of the apse (in color). Plate 5 View from the shadows of the nave to the light of the choir and presbytery (in color). Plate 6 Photograph of the nuns' elevated choir with the apse in the background (in color). Plate 7 Vaults of the apse showing the arms of Maria of Hungary (in color). Plate 8 Fresco of the Apocalypse over the entrance to the Loffredo Chapel (in color). Plate 9 Tino di Camaino, Tomb of Mary of Hungary, sculpture (Santa Maria Donna Regina) (in color). Plate 23 "Last Judgement," fresco, west wall of the choir (in color).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Manchester University, University of Victoria
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0754634779
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