Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8592
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jenkens , A. Lawrence.
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  • Title: Caterina Piccolomini and the Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena [the author surveys the works that ten secular women commissioned from the painter Neri di Bicci between 1453 and 1475; the author analyzes the group of women in terms of marital status and social class and compares them with the men who requested art works in Neri's records; women ordered significantly more works for display in churches rather than in homes and their works were more costly with gilt and expensive colors].
  • Source: Beyond Isabella: Secular Women Patrons of Art in Renaissance Italy.  Edited by Sheryl E. Reiss and David G. Wilkins.  Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, Volume 54. Truman State University Press, 2001.  Pages 77 - 91.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Architecture- Secular Charters and Diplomatics Palaces Patronage, Artistic Piccolomini, Caterina, Sister of Pope Pius II, and Widow of Bartolomeo Guglielmi Siena, Siena, Italy- Palazzo delle Papesse Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Seven figures. Figure One Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Via di Città, begun circa 1460. Figure Two Palazzo delle Papesse, detail, ground floor. Figure Three Palazzo delle Papesse, detail, "piano nobile." Figure Four Drawing showing the reconstruction of Pius II's proposed intervention in Siena: Palazzo Piccolomini, Loggia dei Papa, enlarged Piazza Piccolomini. Figure Five Loggia del Papa (Siena, 1460-1462). Figure Six Giacomo Piccolomini's Palazzo Nuovo (now Palazzo Piccolomini) (Siena, Banchi di Sotto, begun 1469). Figure Seven Andrea Piccolomini's Casamento Vecchio (now Palazzo Piccolomini) (Siena, Piazza del Campo, late fifteenth century).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of New Orleans
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0943549787
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