Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1576
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Crum , Roger J. and David G. Wilkins
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  • Title: In the Defense of Florentine Republicanism: Saint Anne and Florentine Art, 1343-1575 [After Walter of Brienne was expelled from Florence on her feast, Saint Anne became a patron saint of Florence. Her feast was a public holiday, and a chapel was built in her honor. Anne's cult was especially popular whenever the Florentine commune was threatened, including by the Medici. When the Medici triumphed, they coopted the saint to watch over their family's rule. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Interpreting Cultural Symbols: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Society.  Edited by Kathleen Ashley and Pamela Sheingorn.  The University of Georgia Press, 1990.  Pages 131 - 168.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anne, Mother of the Virgin, Saint Fra Bartolommeo, painter Florence Immaculate Conception Leonardo da Vinci, painter Medici Family Orsanmichele, church, Florence Walter VI of Brienne, Duke of Athens
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  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Ten Figures. Figure One Francesco da Sangallo, "Madonna and Child with Saint Anne," ca. 1521-26 (Florence, Orsanmichele). Figure Two Photograph of Oratory of Saint Anne (now S. Carlo Borromeo), begun 1349 (Florence). Figure Three "Expulsion of the Duke of Athens," 1343 or later (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio). Figure Four Simone di Lapo di Nuccio, Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, and Jacopo di Cione, "Coronation of the Virgin," 1372-73 (Florence, Accademia). Figure Five Simone di Lapo di Nuccio, Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, and Jacopo di Cione, detail of "Coronation of the Virgin," 1372-73 (Florence, Accademia). Figure Six Masaccio and Masolino, "Saint Anne Altarpiece," ca. 1423-25 (Florence, Uffizi). Figure Seven Fra Bartolommeo, "Saint Anne Altarpiece," 1510-12 (Florence, Museo di S. Marco). Figure Eight Pontormo, "Saint Anne Altarpiece," ca. 1528-29 (Paris, Louvre). Figure Nine Pontormo, detail of "Saint Anne Altarpiece" (Paris, Louvre). Figure Ten Giovanni Maria Butteri, "Saint Anne Altarpiece," 1575 (Florence, Uffizi).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820312622