Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9880
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Musacchio , Jacqueline Marie.
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  • Title: Weasels and Pregnancy in Renaissance Italy
  • Source: Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies 15, 2 (June 2001): Pages 172 - 187.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Childbirth Pregnancy Weasels in Art Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Nine illustrations. Figure one Leonardo da Vinci, "Cecilia Gallerani," circa 1490 (Cracow, Muzeum Czartoryski). Figure Two Lorenzo Lotto, "Lucina Brembati," circa 1518 (Bergamo, Accademia Carrara di Belle Arte). Figure Three Paolo Veronese, "Countess Lucia da Porto Thiene with Her Daughter, Porzia," 1555 (Baltimore, Walters Art Museum). Figure Four Apollonio di Giovanni, 'The Ghost of Sichaeus Visits Dido," from "Aeneid," circa 1460 (Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana). Figure Five Masaccio, "Kneeling Boy Playing with a Small Animal," back of a wooden childbirth tray, circa 1427 (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz). Figure Six "The Birth of Hercules," from Ovid, "Metamorphoses vulgare" (Venice, 1497). Figure Seven 'The Birth of Hercules,' top of a maiolica childbirth tray, circa 1525- 1530, from Urbino (London, Victoria and Albert Museum). Figure Eight Venetian mustelid (family including weasels) head made of enamelled gold, ruby, garnets, and pearls, circa 1550- 1560 (Baltimore, Walters Art Museum). Figure Nine Cristoforo Solari, Tomb monument of Beatrice d'Este and Lodovico Sforza, marble, begun 1497 (Pavia, Certosa).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Vassar College
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02691213
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