Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 9056
Author(s): Williamson, Beth.
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Title : Liturgical Image or Devotional Image? The London "Madonna of the Firescreen" [The author examines this midfifteenth century panel of Virgin and Child and argues that it was intended for devotional use. The viewer would be drawn to contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation through subtle reminders like the breast milk of the Virgin and the Christ child's genitals. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Objects, Imafges, and the Word: Art in the Service of the Liturgy.   Edited by Colum Hourihane .   Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2003.  Pages 298 - 318.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 10659
Author(s): Murphy, Kevin J.F.
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Title : Lilium inter spinas: Bianca Spini and the Decoration of the Spini Chapel in Santa Trinita [The author argues that Bianca, the widowed daughter of a wealthy and powerful member of the Spini family, commissioned an altarpiece for the family chapel with references to her personal identity. As a widow who evidently chose not to remarry, Bianca struggled with her husband's family for restitution of her dowry. The frequent suspicions about unmarried women's virtue seem to be answered in the Spini altarpiece painting of the Assumption by the Virgin's purity and authority. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Italian History and Culture , 8., ( 2002):  Pages 51 - 65.
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 8423
Author(s): Gilbertson, Leanne.
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Title : The Vanni Altarpiece and the Relic Cult of Saint Margaret: Considering a Female Audience [The author argues that the altarpiece, originally in the cathedral of Montefiascone, was associated with the saint's tomb there. The altarpiece highlights St. Margaret's role as a helper to women in childbirth. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Decorations for the holy dead: visual embellishments on tombs and shrines of saints.   Edited by Stephen Lamia and Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo International Medieval Research .   Brepols, 2002.  Pages 179 - 190.
Year of Publication: 2002.

4. Record Number: 5146
Author(s): Plesch, Véronique.
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Title : Enguerrand Quarton's "Coronation of the Virgin": This World and the Next, the Dogma and the Devotion, the Individual and the Community [The author argues that the painting in the Carthusian hospital chapel linked the Coronation with the Last Judgement to emphasize the importance of Mary's role as mediator, especially for those souls in purgatory].
Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques , 26., 1 (Spring 2000):  Pages 189 - 221.
Year of Publication: 2000.

5. Record Number: 4685
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Title : Learned Reading, Vernacular Seeing: Jacques Daret's "Presentation in the Temple"
Source: Art Bulletin (Full Text via JSTOR) 82, 3 (September 2000): 428-452. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2000.

6. Record Number: 5684
Author(s): Henry, Tom.
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Title : New Documents for Signorelli's "Annunciation" at Volterra [in the Appendix the author provides transcriptions of three documents: Payments to Signorelli for the Volterra "Annunciation," 7 January 1490 to 13 May 1491; The Company of the Virgin Mary sell their old altarpiece, 4 June 1491- 21 April 1494; Ippolito Cigna's account of his restoration of the "Annunciation," published 1740- 1741].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 140, 1144 (July 1998): 474-478. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1998.

7. Record Number: 5680
Author(s): Thomas, Anabel.
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Title : A New Date for Neri di Bicci's S. Giovannino dei Cavalieri "Coronation of the Virgin" [the author presents document transcriptions in the article's Appendix that prove that Neri di Bicci was selected by the nuns of S. Niccolò dei Frieri to paint an altarpiece in 1488; further document extracts indicate the nuns' additional efforts to make the high altar more splendid].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 139, 1127 (February 1997): 103-106. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1997.

8. Record Number: 5682
Author(s): Wolohojian, Stephan S.
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Title : Francesco di Simone Ferrucci's Fogg "Virgin and Child" and the Martini Chapel in S. Giobbe, Venice [The author argues that Francesco di Simone's large marble relief fills the empty frame of the Martini chapel altarpiece].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 139, 1137 (December 1997): 867-869. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1997.

9. Record Number: 5676
Author(s): Karkov, Catherine E.
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Title : Francesco Botticini's Palmieri Altar-piece [Matteo Palmieri commissioned the altarpiece from Botticini; the panel includes donor portraits of his wife Niccolosa (in a Benedictine habit) and himself; after Matteo's death Botticini and Niccolosa executed a document in 1477 agreeing that the contract for the altarpiece had been fulfilled; Niccolosa and Matteo's nephew acquired a chapel in S. Pier Maggiore where the altarpiece was installed and where Matteo was buried; the Appendix provides transcriptions of six documents, four concerning Botticini, one about the Palmieri chapel, and the first being the agreement between Niccolosa and Botticini].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 138, 1118 (May 1996): 308-314. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.

10. Record Number: 1464
Author(s): Martens, Didier.
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Title : La Vierge en majesté de l'ancien retable de la 5é d'Evora: Une oeuvre Brugeoise des années 1500 [ascribed to the Master of the André Madonna on stylistic grounds].
Source: Gazette des Beaux-Arts , 126., 1523 (décembre 1995):  Pages 211 - 212.
Year of Publication: 1995.

11. Record Number: 5673
Author(s): Gordon, Dillian and Anabel Thomas
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Title : A New Document for the High Altar-piece for S. Benedetto Fuori della Porta Pinti, Florence [the document from the State Archives in Florence records the commission in 1407 of an altarpiece at S. Benedetto by a wealthy layman].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 137, 1112 (November 1995): 720-722. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

12. Record Number: 5651
Author(s): Gardner, Julian.
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Title : Nuns and Altarpieces: Agendas for Research [the author examines a group of late thirteenth-century paintings from Italian nunneries and a group of fourteenth-century convent altarpieces, mostly from Florence; he then considers the social, cultural, and physical conditions in which these artworks were created and viewed; he concludes by asking what kind of control did the nuns have over artworks that were commissioned through middlemen and, for that matter, did the nuns even see the altarpieces located beyond the grills required by "clausura"].
Source: Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana , 30., ( 1995):  Pages 27 - 57.
Year of Publication: 1995.

13. Record Number: 5653
Author(s): Nelson, Jonathan.
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Title : The Place of Women in Filippino Lippi's Nerli Altarpiece [the author argues that the donor portrait of Nanna, wife of Tanai de' Nerli, as well as the domestic scene in the background of husband, wife, and small child, were intended to enhance Tanai's role as husband and father; Nanna is not represented as an individual but as an ideal wife: modest, pious, and honorable].
Source: Italian History and Culture , 1., ( 1995):  Pages 65 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1995.

14. Record Number: 5669
Author(s): Von Teuffel, Christa Gardner.
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Title : The Contract for Perugino's "Assumption of the Virgin" at Vallambrosa [between 1498 and 1500, Perugino was commissioned to paint the altarpiece for the monks at Vallambrosa by Don Biagio Milanesi, member of a wealthy family and general of the order; the Appendix presents five documents related to the painting, including the contract, further instructions, a subcontract, a record of payment, and excerpts from Don Biagio's brother's will, demonstrating the family's support of the Vallambrosan order].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 137, 1106 (May 1995): 307-312. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

15. Record Number: 5674
Author(s): Gordon, Dillian.
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Title : The Altar-piece by Lorenzo Monaco in the National Gallery, London [the author argues that Monaco's "Coronation of the Virgin" now in the National Gallery was the center panel of the altarpiece for S. Benedetto commissioned in 1407 by a wealthy layman; the text of that commission is reproduced in the Appendix, page 722 of the preceding article].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 137, 1112 (November 1995): 723-727. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

16. Record Number: 15
Author(s): Henderson, John.
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Title : Miraculous Childbirth and the Portinari Altarpiece
Source: Art Bulletin (Full Text via JSTOR) 77, 2 (June 1995): 249-261. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

17. Record Number: 4683
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Title : Hail Most Saintly Lady: Change and Continuity in Marian Altarpieces [The author analyzes two Sienese altarpieces in detail with comparisons to Florentine and Paduan altarpieces].
Source: Siena, Florence, and Padua: Art, Society, and Religion, 1280-1400. Volume II: Case Studies.   Edited by Diana Norman .   Yale University Press in association with The Open University, 1995.  Pages 194 - 215.
Year of Publication: 1995.

18. Record Number: 10224
Author(s): Cassidy, Brendan
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Title : Orcagna’s Tabernacle in Florence: Design and Function [In the mid-fourteenth century, Andrea Orcagna was commissioned to design a new shrine to house an image of the Madonna in the Church of Orsanmichele in Florence. The author describes the original appearance of the shrine and the devotional purposes it served, as well as the shrine’s relationship to an earlier tabernacle that stood in Orsanmichele. The shrine provided a focus for devotion to the Virgin, and although it was not originally designed for celebration of the Mass, it was at some point converted to include an altar for that purpose. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte , 55., ( 1992):  Pages 180 - 211.
Year of Publication: 1992.

19. Record Number: 10225
Author(s): King, Catherine.
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Title : Medieval and Renaissance Matrons, Italian-style [Women were able to commission art and architecture in fourteenth and fifteenth century Italy in a variety of ways, even if their involvement in the production of images and construction of buildings wasn’t as widespread as men’s. For instance, wealthy widows could control the making of large, public images such as funerary altarpieces, while nuns could commission artwork and buildings through convent endowments. Through their acts of patronage, these “matrons” challenged conventional expectations that women inhabit a small, private sphere. The author also analyzes how women chose to represent themselves visually within the works they commissioned. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte , 55., ( 1992):  Pages 372 - 393.
Year of Publication: 1992.

20. Record Number: 8682
Author(s): Gordon, Dillian.
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Title : A New Discovery in the Wilton Diptych [The author announces a small detail found during intense examination prior to cleaning. At the top of the banner there is a tiny map showing an island with a white castle. The author argues that it is intended to represent the island of Britain that is given to Mary as the "dos Mariae." King Richard is waiting to receive back the banner in order to rule Britain with the blessing of the Virgin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Burlington Magazine (Full Text via JSTOR) 134, 1075 (October 1992): 662-667. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1992.

21. Record Number: 28732
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Title : Maria Maddalena Portinari
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Title : St. Catherine of Siena Receiving the Stigmata
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Title : Ghent Altarpiece, detail: Eve
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Title : Maesta (conjectural reconstruction of front view)
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Title : Wilton Diptych, left wing
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Meister_des_Wilton-Diptychons_003.jpg/250px-Meister_des_Wilton-Diptychons_003.jpg
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26. Record Number: 32320
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Title : St Elizabeth of Hungary clothing a beggar
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27. Record Number: 36286
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Title : Murder of Godelieve from The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve
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28. Record Number: 37559
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Title : Beatrice d'Este from the Pala Sforzesca (Sforza Altarpiece)
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