Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4181
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Karkov , Catherine E.
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  • Title: Francesco Botticini's Palmieri Altar-piece [Matteo Palmieri commissioned the altarpiece from Botticini; the panel includes donor portraits of his wife Niccolosa (in a Benedictine habit) and himself; after Matteo's death Botticini and Niccolosa executed a document in 1477 agreeing that the contract for the altarpiece had been fulfilled; Niccolosa and Matteo's nephew acquired a chapel in S. Pier Maggiore where the altarpiece was installed and where Matteo was buried; the Appendix provides transcriptions of six documents, four concerning Botticini, one about the Palmieri chapel, and the first being the agreement between Niccolosa and Botticini].
  • Source URL: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 138, 1118 (May 1996): 308-314. Link Info target = '_blank'>Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 138, 1118 (May 1996): 308-314. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Altarpieces Art History- Painting Botticini, Francesco, Painter- Assumption of the Virgin Charters and Diplomatics Donor Portraits Mary, Virgin, Saint- Assumption in Art Niccolosa de' Serragli, Wife of Matteo Palmieri, Humanist Patronage, Artistic Patrona
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Two illustrations. Figure One Francesco Botticini, Detail of the "Assumption of the Virgin" showing the donor Matteo Palmieri. Figure Two Francesco Botticini, "Assumption of the Virgin," 1475- 1477. Tempera on wood (London, National Gallery).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Miami University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English;Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00076287
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