Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 19640
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Smith , Jeffrey Chipps.
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  • Title: Margaret of York and the Burgundian Portrait Tradition [The author surveys nine surviving manuscript paintings of Margaret, arguing that she was the first Burgundian duchess to develop an individualized image. Her representations emphasize her devotional piety and charity but also take motifs from ducal portraits. 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 47 - 56.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Devotional Practices Duchesses Illumination of Manuscripts Lay Piety Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy and Wife of Charles the Bold Portraits Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Thirteen Figures. Figure One (Ten in book) Anonymous master, "Portrait of Margaret of York," oil on canvas (Paris, Musée du Louvre). Figure Two (Eleven in book) Master of Girart de Roussillon, "Jean Wauquelin Presents the Book to Philp the Good," in "Roman de Girart de Roussillon" (Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. 2549, fol. 6). Figure Three (Twelve in book) Willem Vrelant (or workshop) "Philip the Good and Isabella of Portugal in Prayer," in the Breviary of Philip the Good (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS. 9026, fol. 258). Figure Four (Thirteen in book) Willem Vrelant (or workshop), "Charles the Bold and Isabella de Bourbon in Prayer, "detached miniature from a book of hours (Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek, MS. GKS 1612, fol 1v.). Figure Five (Fourteen in book) Master of Girart de Roussillon (or workshop), "Margaret of York Kneeling before the Church of Saint Gudule," in Nicholas Finet, "Benoit seront les miséricordieux" (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS. 9296, fol. 17). Figure Six (Fifteen in book) Anonymous master, "Charles the Bold as Vicar of Christ," in "Ordinance Book of Charles the Bold" (Montpellier, Bibliothèque Municipale, Fonds C. Cavalier, no. 216). Figure Seven (Sixteen in book) Master of Girart de Roussillon (or workshop), "Margaret of York and the Resurrected Christ," in Nicolas Finet, "Le dialogue de la duchess de Bourgogne à Jésus Christ" (London British Library, Add. MS. 7970, fol. 1v.). Figure Eight (Seventeen in book) Master of Mary of Burgundy (or circle), "Margaret of York at Prayer," in a book of moral and religious treatises (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 365, fol. 115). Figure Nine (Eighteen in book) Attributed to Jean Le Tavernier, "Philip the Good at Mass," in Traité sur l'oraison dominicale (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS. 9092, fol. 9). Figure Ten (Nineteen in book) Master of Mary of Burgundy(?), "Margaret of York at Prayer," in a book of moral treatises (Brussels Bibliothèque Royale, MS. 9272-76, fol. 182). Figure Eleven (Twenty in book) Loyset Liédet, "Vasco da Lucena Presents His Translation to Charles the Bold," in "Les faits d'Alexandre le Grand" (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS. fr. 22457, fol. 1). Figure Twelve (Twenty-one in book) Master of Mary of Burgundy, "David Aubert Presents the Book to Margaret of York," in Boethius, "La consolation de philosophie (Jena, Universitätsbibliothek, MS, El, f. 85 fol. 13v.) Figure Thirteen (Twenty-two in book) Master of Mary of Burgundy, "Mary of Bugundy at Prayer," in the Hours of Mary of Burgundy (Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. 1857, fol. 14v.).
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0892362049
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