Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2232
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Levin , William R.
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  • Title: Lost Children, a Working Mother, and the Progress of an Artist at the Florentine Misericordia in the Trecento [The author explores Ambrogio di Baldese's connections with the Misericordia confraternity and its shelter for abandoned children; Ambrogio's mother, Santina, had cared for the children before her son took over the responsibility].
  • Source: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 6, ( 1999): Pages 34 - 84.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Abandoned Children Child Care Workers Compagnia di Santa Maria della Misericordia, Confraternity in Florence Confraternities Di Baldese, Santina, Caregiver of Abandoned Children and Mother of Ambrogio di Baldese, Painter Orphanages Orphans
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; Florence, Archivio di Stato, Bigallo, vol, 724, fol. 141v (November 1, 1390), fol. 316r (September 15, 1368), fol. 103v (November 1, 1375), fol. 118v (November 1, ?), fol, 138r (1389). Documents that mention Santina di Baldese. In the Appendix the author
  • Illustrations: Three Figures. Figure One Exterior view of the loggia, oratory, and residence of the Misericordia. It is now the Museo del Bigallo, Florence. Figure Two Ambrogio di Baldese and Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, "The Consignment of Abandoned Children and Orphans to Natural and Adoptive Mothers," 1386 (Florence, Museo del Bigallo). Figure Three Drawing of the original elevation of the Misericordia, Florence. The original location of the Baldese Fresco is indicated.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Centre College
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 15349659