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  • Record Number: 6745
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wright , Alison.
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  • Title: Pollaiuolo's "Elevation of the Magdalen" Altar-piece and an Early Patron [the author traces the patronage of Pollaiuolo's painting to a Florentine notary in Staggia; she believes that the iconography of the penitential Magdalene receiving the Eucharist may have been requested by the patron; the Appendix transcribes three pertinent texts: the will of the patron, the patron's 1469 tax return, and the petition from Bruno di Ser Benedetto Grazzini (possibly the patron's son) for the redemption of his deceased wife's dowry (the wife Maddalena was the daughter of the painter Antonio del Pollaiuolo)].
  • Source URL: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 139, 1132 (July 1997): 444-451. Link Info target = '_blank'>Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 139, 1132 (July 1997): 444-451. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Charters and Diplomatics Iconography Mary Magdalene, Saint in Art Pollaiuolo, Antonio del, Painter- Elevation of the Magdalen Staggia, Siena, Italy- Church of S. Maria- Chapel of the Magdalen- Elevation of the Magdalen Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Four illustrations. Figure One Antonio del Pollaiuolo, "Elevation of the Magdalen," panel (Staggia, Museo Pollaiolo). Figure Two Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Detail of St. John the Baptist from the Reliquary Cross for the Florentine Baptistery, silver (Florence, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Three View of the Chapel of the Magdalen looking south, with Grazzini arms over the entrance arch (Staggia, S. Maria Assunta). Figure Four Bicci di Lorenzo, "Elevation of the Magdalen," tempera on panel (present whereabouts unknown).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University College, London
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English;Italian;Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00076287
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