Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7278
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kent , Dale.
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  • Title: Women in Renaissance Florence [the author gives a brief overview of the factors and attendant evidence that characterized the lives of Florentine noble women including marriage and the painted wedding chests (cassone), childbirth and the celebratory birth trays, clothing and sumptuary laws, religious devotion, and death].
  • Source: Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de'Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women." Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002 at the National Gallery of Art.  Edited by David Alan Brown et al.; with contributions by Elizabeth Cropper and Eleonora Luciano..  National Gallery of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2001.  Pages 24 - 47.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Dowries Elite Women Florence Marriage Medici, Florentine Family Portraits Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Fourteen illustrations. Figure One Simone Martini, Annunciation (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi). Figure Two Lo Scheggia, Wedding Procession (detail) (Florence: Galleria dell'Accademia). Figure Three Piero della Francesca, Madonna del Parto (Monterchi, Santa Maria a Momentana). Figure Four Bernardino di Antonio Detti, Madonna della Pergola (detail) (Pistoia, Museo Civico). Figures Five and Six, Bartolomeo di Fruosino, birth tray (recto and verso) (New York, private collection). Figure Seven Lo Scheggia, Triumph of Fame, Medici-Tornabuoni birth tray (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Figure Eight Florentine, Story of Lucrezia (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum). Figure Nine Sano di Pietro, San Bernardino Preaching in the Piazza del Campo (Siena, Cathedral). Figure Ten Domenico Ghirlandaio, Lucrezia Tornabuoni (Washington, National Gallery of Art). Figure Eleven Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, The Death of Francesca Pitti Tornabuoni (Florence, Museo Nazionale del Bargello). Figure Twelve Domenico Ghirlandaio, Visitation (Florence, Santa Maria Novella, Tornabuoni Chapel). Figure Thirteen Domenico Ghirlandaio, Birth of Saint John the Baptist (Florence, Santa Maria Novella, Tornabuoni Chapel). Figure Fourteen Botticelli, Ginevra Gianfigliazzi Receiving a Gift of Flowers from Venus (Paris, Musée du Louvre).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Riverside
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0691090572
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