Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 19639
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Blockmans , Wim.
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  • Title: The Devotion of a Lonely Duchess [The author briefly surveys the life of Margaret of York, concentrating on her involvement in politics, art patronage, charity in particular toward children, support of the church, and commissioning of manuscripts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Margaret of York, Simon Marmion, and "The Visions of Tondal": Papers Delivered at a Symposium organized by the Department of Manuscripts of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Collaboration with the Huntington Library and Art Collections, June 21-24, 1990.  Edited by Thomas Kren.  J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992.  Pages 29 - 46.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Charity Duchesses Libraries, Medieval Manuscripts- Ownership of Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy and Wife of Charles the Bold Patronage, Artistic Patronage, Ecclesiastical Politics
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Nine figures. Figure One Master of the White Inscriptions, "Margaret of York and Edward IV (?)," in Jean Miélot, "Romuléon (London, British Library, Royal MS. 19 E V, fol. 367v). Figure two Master of Girart de Roussillon (or workshop) "Margaret of York Performing the Seven acts of Mercy," in Nicolas Finet, "Benoit seront les miséricordieux" (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS. 9296, fol. 1). Figure Three Anonymous master, "John and Henri de Berghes with Their Patron Saints," left panel of a triptych (Bergen op Zoom, Markiezenhof). Figure Four Master of Margaret of York (or workshop), "Revival of a Dead Child," in Pierre de Vaux, "La vie de Sainte Colette" (Ghent, Convent of the Poor Clares, MS. 8, fol. 137r). Figure Five Master of Margaret of York (or workshop), "Rescue of a Pregnant Woman," in Pierre de Vaux, "La vie de Sainte Colette" (Ghent, Convent of the Poor Clares, MS. 8, fol. 145r). Figure Six Master of Margaret of York (or workshop), "Margaret of York and Charles the Bold Watching the Vision of Colette," in Pierre de Vaux, "La vie de Saint Colette" (Ghent, Convent of the Poor Clares, MS. 8, fol 40v.). Figure Seven Margaret of York's seal with her coat of arms and the linked initials CM, attached to the nomination act of Henri de Berghes as Margaret's court chaplain (Bergen op Zoom, Gemeentelijke Archiefdienst, ARR 110). Figure Eight Workshop of the Master of Mary of Burgundy, "Margaret of York and Mary of Burgundy Praying before the Altar of Saint Anne in the Church of Saint Nicholas in Ghent," in the register of the guild of Saint Anne at Ghent (Windsor Castle, Royal Library, no shelf mark, fol. 2). Figure Nine Hans Memling, "The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine," oil on canvas (Bruges, Memling Museum, O.S.J. 175. I).
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0892362049
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