Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4956
  • Author(s)/Creator(s):
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: New Documents Concerning Desiderio da Settignano and Annalena Malatesta [notarial records survive in which Annalena Malatesta, a noble and wealthy widow, paid the scupltor Desiderio da Settignano for a statue of Mary Magdalene and a bust of Christ; in the Appendix to the article the author transcribes the relevant extracts from the ledger for Annalena; although Annalena founded a Tertiary Dominican house for the protection and education of young widows and virgins, the sculpture of Mary Magdalene was evidently not intended for the convent but for S. Trinità and the altar of the Cerbini family which included Annalena's notary].
  • Source URL: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 137, 1113 (December 1995): 792-799. Link Info target = '_blank'>Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 137, 1113 (December 1995): 792-799. Link Info
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Charters and Diplomatics Desiderio da Settignano, Sculptor- Mary Magdalene Florence- Church of S. Trinita Lay Piety Malatesta, Annalena, Wife of Baldaccio Anguillara d'Anghiari and, as a Devout Widow, Founder of the Annalena Convent
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations: Eleven illustrations. Figure One Filippo Lippi, Adoration of the Christ Child with Sts. Jerome, Hilarion, and Mary Magdalen. Annalena altarpiece (Florence, Uffizi). Figure Two Detail of Francesco Buonsignori's engraved map of Florence, 1584, showing the Annalena Convent (Florence, Kunsthistorisches Museum). Figure Three Donatello, Mary Magdalen, polychrome wood (Florence, Museo del Opera del Duomo). Figure Four Desiderio da Settignano completed by Benedetto da Maiano, Mary Magdalene (before restoration); willow-wood, pear-wood, cork and gesso, polychromed (Florence, S. Trinità), Figure Five Back of Figure Four during restoration. Figure Six X-radiograph of Figure 4. Figure Seven Detail of Figure 4 after restoration. Figure Eight Desiderio da Settignano, Detail of a candle-bearing angel from the Tabernacle of the Sacrament, circa 1461, marble (Florence, S. Lorenzo ). Figure Nine Desiderio da Settignano, Candle-bearing angel from the Tabernacle of the sacrament, circa 1461, marble (Florence, S. Lorenzo). Figure Ten Desiderio da Settignano, Martelli St. John the Baptist, marble (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure Eleven Benedetto da Maiano, St. John the Baptist, marble (Florence, Palazzo Vecchio).
  • Table:
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation:
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English;Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00076287
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: