Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2605
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Shepherd , Rupert.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Francesca Venusta, the "Battle of San Ruffillo" and Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti [Arienti's account of famous women mentions Francesca Venusta's patronage; She was a wealthy widow who probably commissioned the mural for the church of San Francesco to celebrate the Bolognese victory in 1361 over the forces of Bernabò Visconti].
  • Source: Renaissance studies : journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies 10, 2 (June 1996): Pages 156 - 170.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Arienti, Giovanni Sabadino degli, Author- Gynevera de le Clare Donne Art History- Painting Battle of San Ruffillo, Painting Biography Bologna, Bologna, Italy Francesca Venusta, Widow of a Bolognese Knight Patronage, Artistic Polemics- Women
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations: Three figures. All are details of battle scenes painted by the Bolognese artist Jacopo Avanzi. It has been suggested that Avanzi painted the "Battle of San Ruffillo." The mural has not survived and Arienti's account is the only extant evidence for it.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02691213