Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13848
  • Author(s)/Creator(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.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Altarpieces Art History- Painting Donor Portraits Elite Women Florence- Church of Santo Spirito- Nerli Chapel Altarpiece- Virgin and Child with Saints and Donors Husbands in Art Lippi, Filippino, Painter Nanna di Neri di Gino Capponi, Wife of Tanai di Fra
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Four illustrations. Figure One Filippino Lippi, "Virgin and Child with Saints and Donors" (Florence, Santo Spirito, Nerli Chapel). Figure Two Filippino Lippi, "Saint Martin Divides His Cloak, with Two Centaurs Holding the Nerli Arms." Drawing for a chapel window (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, inv. 1169e). Figure Three Filippino Lippi, "Holy Family with Young John the Baptist and Saint Margaret" (Cleveland, Museum of Art). Figure Four Detail of Figure One showing a man, presumably Tanai, being kissed by a small girl while his wife stands close by.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 11232463