Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4939
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  • Title: Transformations of the "buona Gualdrada" Legend from Boccaccio to Vasari: A Study in the Politics of Florentine Narrative [the story was told that Gualdrada's father offered to order her to kiss the visiting Emperor Otho IV; she refused indignantly and reminded her father of his responsibilities to make a good marriage for her; for Boccaccio Gualdrada's act is a symbol of republican virtue, while for Vasari Gualdrada represents contemporary Florence and Cosimo de Medici, resisting the influence of Emperor Charles V].
  • Source: Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society.  Edited by Letizia Panizza.  European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2000.  Pages 401 - 420.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Boccaccio, Giovanni, Author- De Mulieribus Claris Famous Women Florence Gualdrada, Wife of Count Guido Guidi and Exemplar of Chastity Latin Literature Politics Vasari, Giorgio, Author and Painter- Palazzo Vecchio- Rooms of Eleonora o
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 12- 13- 14, 16
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  • Illustrations: Four illustrations. Figure One Giorgio Vasari, "The Story of Gualdrada," painting on canvas (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Apartment of Eleonora of Toledo). Figure Two Giorgio Vasari, "The Marriage of the Dauphin Henri d'OrlĂ©ans and Caterina de' Medici, Marseilles, 1533," painting on canvas (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Sala di Clemente VII) ; Figure Three Bernardino Poccetti, "The Old Facade of Florence Cathedral, drawing (Florence, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo). Figure Four Giorgio Vasari, "The Audience of Cosimo I and Eleonora of Toledo on the Birth of Francesco de' Medici," painting on canvas, 1541 (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Sala di Cosimo I).
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1900755092
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