Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7158
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Woods-Marsden , Joanna.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Portrait of the Lady, 1430- 1520 [the author traces the development of the patrician female ideal; portrait forms evolved very rapidly from the profile that suggested self-control and inaccessibility to the intimate frontal pose; the author argues that the change was due in part to the influence of humanism with its emphasis on the individual and subjectivity].
  • Source: Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de'Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women." Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002 at the National Gallery of Art.  Edited by David Alan Brown et al.; with contributions by Elizabeth Cropper and Eleonora Luciano..  National Gallery of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2001.  Pages 62 - 87.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Beauty Elite Women Florence Hairstyles Honor Jewelry Portraits Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations: Eighteen illustrations. Figure One Botticelli, Primavera (detail) (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi). Figure Two Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Portrait of a Lady (Milan, Museo Poldi Pezzoli). Figure Three Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Portrait of a Lady (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi). Figure Four Piero di Cosimo, Testa (Allegorical Head) of Cleopatra (Chantilly, Musée Condé). Figure Five Hans Memling, Maria Maddalena Baroncelli, Wife of Tommaso Portinari (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Figure Six Petrus Christus, Young Girl (Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preusslicher Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie). Figure Seven Later copy after Botticelli, Portrait of a Plainly Dressed Lady (Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina). Figure Eight Attributed to Fra Bartolommeo, Costanza de'Medici, Wife of Giovan-Francesco Caetani (London, National Gallery). Figure Nine Pisanello, Ginevra d'Este (Paris, Musée du Louvre). Figure Ten Piero della Francesca, Pendant Portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi). Figure Eleven Ambrogio de'Predis, Bianca Maria Sforza-Visconti (Washington, National Gallery of Art). Figure Twelve Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of Lady with Ermine (Cracow, Princes Czartoryski Foundation). Figure Thirteen Leonardo da Vinci, Lisa Gherardini, Wife of Francesco del Giocondo (Paris, Musée du Louvre). Figure Fourteen Raphael, Lady Holding a Unicorn (Rome, Museo Galleria di Villa Borghese). Figure Fifteen Raphael, Pendant Portrait of Maddalena Strozzi, Wife of Angelo Doni (Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina). Figure Sixteen Giulio Romano and Raphael, Dona Isabel de Requesens i Enriquez de Cardona-Anglesola (Paris, Musée du Louvre). Figure Seventeen Piero della Francesca, Triumphal Processions of Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza, details of the reverses of Figure Ten (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi). Figure Eighteen Lorenzo Lotto, Portrait Cover: Allegory of Chastity (Washington, National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection).
  • Table:
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0691090572
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: