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  • Record Number: 4052
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Warr , Cordelia.
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  • Title: The "Golden Legend" and the Cycle of the "Life of Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia-Hungary" [The author briefly traces various lives of Saint Elizabeth as sources for the cycle of paintings in Santa Maria Donna Regina. Warr also argues that as patron Mary of Hungary was involved in the project's plans especially for those paintings that honored her great-aunt Elizabeth and celebrated the sanctity of the Arpád and Anjou lines. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography, and Patronage in Fourteenth-Century Naples.  Edited by Janis Elliott and Cordelia Warr.  Ashgate, 2004.  Pages 155 - 174.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Elizabeth of Hungary, Saint Hagiography Iconography Jacob of Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa- Legenda Aurea Mary of Hungary, Wife of Charles II of Anjou, King of Naples Naples, Napoli, Italy- Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina Patronag
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Eleven figures. Figure One (Sixty-seven in book) "Marriage of Elizabeth," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth" cycle. Figure Two (Sixty-eight in book) "Elizabeth Receving the Discipline from her Maid; Elizabeth Praying before a Crucifix; Elizabeth Giving Food to a Beggar; Elizabeth Sending a Message; Elizabeth Refusing to Dine with Her Husband; and Elizabeth with Her Newborn Child," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth" cycle. Figure Three (Sixty-nine in book) "Elizabeth Receving the Discipline from her Maid," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth" cycle. Figure Four (Seventy in book) "Miracle of the Grain; Miracle of the Fish; Elizabeth Pledging Obedience to Conrad of Marburg; and Elizabeth Receiving a Vision of Christ," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth." Figure Five (Seventy-one in book) "Elizabeth Pledging Obedience to Conrad of Marburg," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth." Figure Six (Seventy-two in book) "Elizabeth Receving a Vision of Christ," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth." Figure Seven (Seventy-three in book) "Scenes from Elizabeth's Life after the Death of Her Husband, Louis of Thuringia," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth." Figure Eight (Seventy-four in book) "Elizabeth Spinning in a Pigsty," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth." Figure Nine (Seventy-five in book) "Funeral of Elizabeth," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth." The following figures are referred to in the text but are located in other sections of the book. Figure 3 Schematic layout of frescoes. Figure 34 View of north wall showing the "Passion" cycle and "Life of Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia-Hungary." Plate 22 "The Marriage of Elizabeth," detail from the "Life of Saint Elizabeth" (in color).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Manchester University
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0754634779
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