Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7808
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Martens , Maximiliaan P. J.
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  • Title: The Epitaph of Anna van Nieuwenhove [the author argues that the donor portrait of a young woman with St. Anne, the Virgin, and the infant Christ was intended to memorialize Anna de Blasere who died shortly after giving birth; the painting probably hung in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges near the Nieuwenhove family monument].
  • Source: Metropolitan Museum Journal 27, ( 1992): Pages 37 - 42.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Donor Portraits Epitaphs Master of the St. Ursula Legend, Painter- Virgin and Child with St. Anne Presenting a Woman (Identified as Anna de Blasere, Wife of Jan van Nieuwenhove) Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Four figures. Figure One Master of the St. Ursula Legend, "Virgin and Child, with St. Anne Presenting a Woman," tempera and oil on wood (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, 1975.1.114). Figure Two Detail of Figure One showing the inscription (translated as "The companion and wife of Jan and [sic] Michiel van Nieuwenhove, born Anna, daughter of Johannes de Blasere, died in 1480, minus iota, the 5th of October; may she rest in peace. Amen.") Figure Three Detail of Figure One showing the coat of arms on the frame at left. Figure Four Detail of Figure One showing the coat of arms on the frame at the right.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Groningen
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00778958
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