Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1939
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Shepard , Laurie.
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  • Title: Marking Time: The Lives of the Young in Fifteenth-century Tuscany [In this short, introductory essay for an art exhibit, the author reviews religious and secular beliefs about infancy, childhood and adolescence. Gender distinctions affected girls' education, marriage, and spousal duties. Title note supplied by Feminae].
  • Source: Secular Sacred: 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Edited by Nancy Netzer.  McMullen Museum of Art, 2006.  Pages 74 - 79.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adolescents Gender Infants Marriage
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Figure One (82a in book) Birth of the Virgin, picture Bible, Italy ca. 1375, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.q.Med.85). (In color). Figure Two (36) Lippo Memmi, Virgin and child, Siena mid 14th century, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Charles Potter Kling Fund, 36.144). (In color). Figure Three (35) Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Madonna and Child, St. Jerome, St. Anthony of Padua, and Two Angels, Siena ca. 1469-1472, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Edward Jackson Holmes, 41.921). (In color). Figure Four (39) Workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, Virgin and Child, Florence, 1480s-1490s, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Quincy A. Shaw, by 1932, 46.1429). (In color). Figure Five (27b and 27c) Antiphonary, Lombardy ca. 1475, illumination of the massacre of the Innocents on vellum with detail in 27c (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Brenton Fund, Ms.pf.Med.120). (In color). Figure Six (65a) Boys playinf: January, from Hore Beate Marie Virginis secundum usum Romanum, Paris, printed on paper, 1509 (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, XG. 509.C28H). (In color). Figure Seven (40) Workshop of Michael Pacher, Virgin and Child Enthroned, Tirol, ca.1470, pine with polychromy (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gift of S.J. Tannhauser in memory of his wife, Franziska Reiner Tannhauser, 62.338). (In black and white). Figure Eight (57) Massacre of the Innocents, initial from antiphonary, Lombardy, 15th century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.pb.Med.176). (In color). Figure Eight (59) Education of the Virgin, France, mid-14th century, marble (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts (Mrs. Arthur L. Devens, Chairman) 58.1191). (In black and white). Figure Nine (53 a-53c) Tommaso Alamanni, manuscript treatise on commercial arithmetic for apprentice cloth merchants, Italy ca. 1500, ink on paper, limp vellum binding (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.q.It.14). (In color). Figure Ten (52) Narcissus, France or Flanders, 1480-1520, tapestry (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Charles Potter Kling Fund, 68.114). (In color). Figure Eleven (37) Antonio Veneziano, Virgin and Child, Florence, late 1370s, tempera on panel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Mrs. C. B. Raymond, 84.293.). (In color). Figure Twelve (56) Initial S with St. Nicholas, folio from missal, France, 15th century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.pb.Med. 152). (In color). Figure Thirteen (55) St. John the Evangelist offering the Mariegola, folio from Rule (or Mariegola) of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evagelista, Italy 14th century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.pb.Med.147). (In color). Figure Fourteen (54) Francesco Barbaro, Opening initial with husband and wife, folio from "De re uxoria liber" ("On Wifely Duties"), Italy 15th century, illumination on vellum (Boston Public Library, Josiah H. Benton Fund, Ms.q.Med.24). (In color).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Boston College
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  • Year of Publication: 2006.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1892850109
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