Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9881
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kohl , Benjamin G.
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  • Title: Fina da Carrara, née Buzzacarini: Consort, Mother, and Patron of Art in Trecento Padua [the author provides some information about Fina's family, the Buzzacarini, and about the Carrara including the four children that Fina bore; Fina's patronage activities concern her tomb in the Baptistery with frescoes by Giusto de'Menabuoi; the author notes the portraits of Fina represented there, not only the donor portrait but the representation of Fina and her three daughters as onlookers at the birth of John the Baptist].
  • 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 19 - 35.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Burials Buzzacarini, Fina, Wife of Francesco il Vecchio da Carrara, Ruler of Padua Households Noble Women Padua, Padua, Italy- Baptistery- Frescoes by Giusto de'Menabuoi, Artist Patronage, Artistic
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Baptistery, Padua, exterior, rebuilt 1260. Figure Two Giusto de' Menabuoi and assistants, Frescoes on the west wall of the Baptistery, Padua, 1376-1378. Figure Three Giusto de' Menabuoi and assistants, "Polyptych with Madonna Enthroned," "Scenes from the Life of Saint John the Baptist and Saints," 1376- 1378 (Padua, Baptistery). Figure Four Giusto de' Menabuoi and assistants, "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist," 1376-1378. (Padua, Baptistery). Figure Five Giusto de' Menabuoi and assistants, "The Birth of Saint John the Baptist," -Detail "Fina Buzzacarini and Her Three Daughters," 1376-1378 (Padua, Baptistery).
  • Table: One table. Table One Genealogical table for the Buzzacarini of Padua, fourteenth century.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Vassar College
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0943549787
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