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  • Record Number: 18230
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Klaniczay , Gábor
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  • Title: Le stigmate di santa Margherita d'Ungheria: immagini e testi [The earliest sources for Margaret of Hungary, a princess who became a Dominican nun, do not mention her stigmata. Reports of her reciept of the Stigmata were rejected by Tommaso Caffarini, but defenders of the story can be found as late as the sixteenth century. The earliest depictions of Margaret usually lack the stigmata, but a royal crown often is shown at her feet or on her head. Dominican claims to stigmatics threatened Franciscan ideas of their founder as "another Christ" ("alter Christus"), and questions about Margaret became intertwined with disputes over the stigmata of Catherine of Siena. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Iconographica 1, ( 2002): Pages 16 - 31.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Caffarini, Tommaso, Dominican Friar and Hagiographer Catherine of Siena, Saint Dominican Order Franciscan Order Hagiography Margaret of Hungary, Princess, Dominican Nun and Saint Nuns Stigmata Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Europe;Italy
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Illustrations: 19 Figures. Figure One Four manuscript illustrations: St. Francis receives the stigmata, Helen of Hungary receives the stigmata, Walter of Strasburg receives the stigmata, and Catherine of Siena receives the stigmata, 1411-1417 (Bologna, Biblioteca universitaria, MS. 1574). Figure Two Maestro delle Effigie Domenicane, Close-up of Margaret of Hungary from Christ and the Virgin surrounded by saints from the Dominican order, panel painting, 1336-1350 (Florence, Accademia). Figure Three Margaret of Hungary receives the stigmata, fresco, 1368 (Perugia, San Domenico). Figure Four Margaret of Hungary, fresco, circa 1370 (Treviso, San Niccolo). Figure Five Bolognese School, Margaret of Hungary, painting from a reliquary, circa 1390s (Lisbon, Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga). Figure Six Margaret of Hungary receives the stigmata, fresco, 15th century (Citta di Castello, San Domenico). Figure Seven Margaret of Hungary receives the stigmata in front of an altar, detached fresco, from Lombardy, circa 1410s (Brescia, Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo). Figure Eight Fra Angelico, Margaret of Hungary and Catherine of Siena with other Dominican Saints in paradise, partial view of the predella of the Pala of Fiesole, tempera, circa 1424-1425 (London, National Gallery). Figure Nine Family tree of the Dominican order including Margaret of Hungary woodcut, 1473 (London, British Museum). Figure Ten Margaret of Hungary, crowned by angels, receives communion from Christ, detached fresco, end of the 15th century (Spoleto, San Domenico). Figure Eleven Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Margaret of Hungary receives the stigmata, 1494, close-up from the predella of the Madonna and child with saints, tempera on a panel (San Gimignano, Church of S. Agostino). Figure Twelve Ludovico d'Angelo, Margaret of Hungary with Margaret of Citta di Castello and Agnes of Montepulciano, 1495, panel painting (Perugia, Galleria Nazionale). Figure Thirteen Giovanni Donato Montorfano, Catherine of Siena and Margaret of Hungary with saints and the family of Ludovico il Moro, duke of Milan, 1495, close-up of a fresco (Milan, Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie). Figure Fourteen Manuscript illumination of Ladislas of Hungary crowned by angels, circa 1360, from the "Chronicon Pictum" (Budapest, Biblioteca Nazionale Széchényi, Ms Lat. 1, fol. 83). Figure Fifteen Andrea di Vanni, Catherine of Siena and a devout woman, circa 1380/1381, fresco (Siena, San Domenico, Chapel). Figure Sixteen Andrea di Bartolo, Catherine of Siena with Joanna of Florence, Vanna of Orvieto, Margaret of Citta di Castello, and Daniela of Orvieto, 1394), tempera on a panel (Murano, Museo Civico Vetrario). Figure Seventeen Cristoforo Cortese, Manuscript illumination of Catherine of Siena receiving communion from Christ, from "Libellus de supplemento 1411-1417 (Siena, Biblioteca Comunale, Ms T 1 2, p. 12). Figure Eighteen Manuscript illumination of Catherine of Siena receiving the stigmata, from a book of hours, 15th century (Poitiers, BibliothÈque municipale, Ms 55 (334), fol. 175).
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 17201764
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