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  • Record Number: 22244
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Troup , Cynthia
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  • Title: Art History and the Resistant Presence of a Saint - The chiesa vecchia Frescoes at Rome's Tor de' Specchi [Attilio Rossi was the first art historian to write in depth about the fresco cycle at Tore de' Specchi illustrating the life of Frances of Rome. These images were painted c. 1468 by Antoniazzo Romano or artists associated with him for the Oblates of Santa Francesca Romana. Rossi treated the images in rhetorical terms as illustrating the triumph of the saint through the depiction of the saint's life. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Rituals, Images, and Words: Varieties of Cultural Expression in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe.  Edited by F. W. Kent and Charles ZikaLate Medieval Early Modern Studies.  Brepols, 2005.  Pages 119 - 145.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Antoniazzo Romano, Painter Art History- Painting Francesca Bussa dei Ponziani, Saint Hagiography Rhetoric Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Five illustrations. Figure 1 - Virgin and Child with Saints Benedict and Francesca Romana. Figure 2 - Francesca Romana Heals Ianni, Injured in the Leg. Figure 3 - Death of Francesca Romana. Figure 4 - Francesca Romana Heals the Arm of a Poor Man. Figure 5 - Francesca Romana's Ecstasy in the Vineyard.
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
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