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  • Record Number: 1734
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wolfthal , Diane.
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  • Title: Picturing Same-Sex Desire: The Falconer and His Lover in Images by Petrus Christus and the Housebook Master [The author argues that the same-sex couple in the painting by Petrus Christus is intended as a negative example in comparison with the betrothed man and woman buying a ring. However, the drypoint print of the falconer shows a same-sex couple in a positive light. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality, and Sight in Medieval Text and Image.  Edited by Emma Campbell and Robert Mills.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  Pages 17 - 46.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Courtly Culture Drypoints (Prints) Homosexuality in Art Housebook Master, Artist- Falconer Petrus Christus, Painter- Couple in a Goldsmith's shop
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Abstract: The consequences of visualizing transgressive sexual desire are many. This chapter investigates two previously unrecognized depictions of same-sex desire, Petrus Christus's "Goldsmith's Shop" and the Housebook Master's "Falconer," and considers the responses they might have elicited. [(c)Emma Campbell and Robert Mills. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Arizona State University
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403963436
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