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  • Record Number: 7660
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Tolley , Thomas.
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  • Title: Eleanor of Castile and the "Spanish" Style in England [The author describes Eleanor of Castile's interests in culture and the decorative arts. Tolley also discusses the artistic traditions that Eleanor knew in Spain including rich textiles and elaborate decorative patterns. Tolley suggests that under Eleanor's influence Spanish styles and techniques were introduced into England including the Eleanor Crosses that Edward I set up to commemorate his wife. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: England in the Thirteenth Century: Proceedings of the 1989 Harlaxton Symposium.  Edited by W.M. OrmrodHarlaxton Medieval Studies.  Stamford Watkins , 1991.  Pages 167 - 192.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Culture Diffusion Eleanor Crosses Eleanor of Castile, Queen- Consort of Edward I, King of England Queens Textiles
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;Iberia
  • Century: 13
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  • Illustrations: Seven Figures. Figure One (47 in text) Eleanor Cross (Hardingstone). Figure Two (48 in text) Fragment of tunic of Don Felipe (d. 1274) (Villalcázar de Sirga). Figure Three (49 in text) Fragment of mantle of Doña Leonor (Villalcázar de Sirga). Figure Four (50 in text) Manuscript illuminaton of two women playing a board game, "Libro de los Juegos" (Madrid, Biblioteca de El Escorial MS T.I.6, fol 48). The young women are wearing very elaborate hats and sumptuously decorated dresses. Figure Five (51 in text) Fragment of star and cross tile mosaic, before 1237 (Konya, Turkey, Palace at Kobadabad). Figure Six (52 in text) Tile depicting the raising of Jairus's daughter, Westminster Retable (London, Westminster Abbey). Tolley suggests that the eight-pointed star frame of the tile has a Spanish origin. Figure Seven (53 in text) Manuscript illumination of the joglar playing before the statue of the Virgin and Child on the altar, "Cantigas de Santa Maria" (Madrid, Biblioteca de el Escorial, MS T.I.1, Cantiga 133). Tolley suggests that the decorated altar frontals in the Spanish manuscript have the same kinds of patterns and motifs as the Westminster Retable.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1871615305
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