Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9994
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Coerver , Chad.
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  • Title: Donna / Dono: Chivalry and Adulterous Exchange in the Quattrocento [the author analyzes the ethos of courtly love in the lives of two "condottieri," Pier Maria Rossi and Sigismondo Malatesta; the author argues that the chivalric ideal was important to these warriors because it was a means of self-justification in a situation that was hostile to the small principate].
  • Source: Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy.  Edited by Geraldine A. Johnson and Sara F. Mathews Grieco.  Cambridge University Press, 1997.  Pages 196 - 221.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adultery Art History- Painting Chivalry Concubines Courtly Love Mercenaries Pellegrini, Bianca, Concubine of Pier Maria Rossi Rossi, Pier Maria, Condottiere and Count of Berceto Torrechiara, Italy- Castello di Torrechiara- Camera Peregrina Aurea- Frescoes
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Ten Figures. Figure One French School, "Arthur Discovers the Paintings of Lancelot," c.1470 (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, mss. Fr. 116 , 688 v.). Figure Two Dado titles, 1460-1463 (Torrechiara, Castello di Torrechiara, Camera Peregrina Aurea). Figure Three Benedetto Bembo, "The Amorous Pilgrim," 1460-1463 (Torrechiara, Castello di Torrechiara, "Camera Peregrina Aurea," vault). Figure Four Benedetto Bembo, "Cupid Striking the Lovers," 1460-1463 (Torrechiara, Castello di Torrechiara, "Camera Peregrina Aurea," east lunette. Figure Five Benedetto Bembo, "Presentation of the Sword," 1460-1463 (Torrechiara, Castello di Torrechiara, "Camera Peregrina Aurea," south lunette. Figure Six Benedetto Bembo, "Crowning with a Garland," 1460- 1463 ( Torrechiara, Castello di Torrechiara, "Camera Peregrina Aurea," west lunette. Figure Seven Lombard School, "Two Crownings with a Garland and Knights Clashing, 1360-1380 (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, Morgan Model Book 11, 14r). Figure Eight Benedetto Bembo, "Lovers Triumphant," 1460- 1463 (Torrechiara, Castello di Torrechiara, "Camera Peregrina Aurea," north lunette. Figure Nine French School, ivory mirror back, late fourteenth century (Baltimore, Watters Art Gallery). Figure Ten Giovanni Enzola (attributed), Portrait Medal of Bianca Pellegrini, c.1465 (London, British Museum).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Washington University (Visiting Professor)
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521562767