Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3025
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hoch , Adrian S.
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  • Title: Beata stirps, Royal Patronage, and the Identification of the Sainted Rulers in the St. Elizabeth Chapel at Assisi [The author argues that the frescoes in the Assisi chapel of saintly rulers honor Elizabeth of Hungary and her royal and saintly kin. The author suggests that Mary of Hungary commissioned the work from Simone Martini as a way of memorializing her ancestor
  • Source: Art History 15, 3 (September 1992): Pages 279 - 295.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Angevins, Dynasty in Naples and Hungary Art History- Painting Assisi, Perugia, Italy- Basilica of S. Francesco-St. Elizabeth Chapel- Simone Martini, Painter-Frescoes of Five Saints and the Virgin and Child withSts. Ladislas and Elizabeth of Hungary Elizab
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  • Geographic Area: Eastern Europe;Italy
  • Century: 14
  • Primary Evidence: Painting; Assisi, S. Francesco, lower basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel, north-east transept, adjacent frescoes by Simone Martini, "Five Saints" and "Virgin and Childwith Two Royal Saints." The inscriptions which identified the saints are now almost totally lost. The
  • Illustrations: Fourteen illustrations. Figure One Painting by Simone Martini, "Saint Elizabeth Chapel" (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel). Figure Two Painting by Simone Martini, "Five Saints," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel). Figure Three Painting by Simone Martini, "Virgin and Child with Two Royal Saints" (Sts. Ladislas and Elizabeth of Hungary (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel). Figure Four Detail of St. Henry of Hungary from Simone Martini, "Five Saints," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel). Figure Five Detail of Blessed Agnes of Bohemia from Simone Martini, "Five Saints," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel). Figure Six Detail of St. Elizabeth of Hungary from Simone Martini, "Five Saints," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel). Figure Seven Painting by Pietro Lorenzetti, "Virgin and Child with St. Francis of Assisi and the Evangelist (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, South Trancept). Figure Eight Painting by Pietro Lorenzetti, "Virgin and Child with St. Francis of Assisi and the Baptist," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. John the Baptist Chapel). Figure Nine Painting by St. Nicholas Master, "Virgin and Child with Sts. Francis of Assisi and Nicholas of Bari," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Nicholas Chapel). Figure Ten Painting by a Follower of Pietro Cavallini, "Sts. Ladislas, Stephen and Elizabeth of Hungary," (Naples, Donna Regina, Nun’s Choir). Figure Eleven Glass Window, "The Virgin as Queen of Heaven," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Louis Chapel). Figure Twelve Detail of St. Ladislas of Hungary from Simone Martini, "Five Saints," (Assisi, S. Francesco, Lower Basilica, St. Elizabeth Chapel). Figure Thirteen Painting by Simone Martini, "St. Louis of Toulouse" altarpiece, circa 1317 (Naples, Museo di Capodimonte). Figure Fourteen Painting by Simone Martini, "Maesta," 1315-16 and 1321 (Siena, Palazzo Pubblico, Council Chamber).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Florida State University StudyCenter, Florence
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01416790