Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7043
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Leja , Meg
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  • Title: Mythology, Women and Renaissance Private Life: the Myth of Eurydice in Italian Furniture Painting [The author considers the increasing focus on Eurydice's suffering and death, as well as on her feminine desirability, in Renaissance Italian furniture painting featuring the Orpheus myth. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Art History 15, 2 ( 1992): Pages 127 - 145.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Art History- Painting Cassoni, Marriage Chests Eurydice (Mythological Figure) Furniture Private Sphere and Public Sphere Spalliere, Painted Panels Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Eight illustrations. Figure One Botticelli workshop, The Death of Eurydice / Eurydice Taken to Hades, spalliera panel, 1480s (Rotterdam, Museum Bomans-van Beuningen). Figure Two Botticelli workshop, Orpheus Pleas for Eurydice / Orpheus and Pluto Struggle over Eurydice, spalliera panel, 1480s (Kiev, Museum of Western and Oriental Art). Figure Three Botticelli workshop, Orpheus Taming the Animals, spalliera panel, 1480s (Vienna, formerly Lanckoronski Collection). Figure Four Sienese workshop, Eurydice and her Companions, cassone panel, c. 1500 (Paris, formerly Spiridon Collection). Figure Five Sienese workshop, Aristeus Pursues Eurydice, spalliera panel, c. 1500 (Paris, Musée des arts decoratifs). Figure Six Sienese workshop, The Lamentation of Eurydice, spalliera panel, c. 1500 (Dublin, formerly Murnaghan Collection). Figure Seven, Sienese workshop, Orpheus Leading Eurydice out of Hades, spalliera panel, c. 1500 (Berlin, Private Collection). Figure Eight, Niccolo dell'Abate, The Death of Eurydice, mid-16th century (London, National Gallery).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of British Columbia
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01416790
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