Women and Art in Early Modern Europe: Patrons, Collectors, and Connoisseurs

Women and Art in Early Modern Europe: Patrons, Collectors, and Connoisseurs

by Cynthia Lawrence
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271019697

ISBN-13: 9780271019697

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Penn State University Press

This anthology reflects a larger impulse to recover women's involvement in the creation of an aesthetic culture from the late medieval through the early modern periods. By asking how the perspectives and experiences of female patrons contributed to the invention of particular styles or iconographies, or how they shaped taste, or what kind of impact they had on

Overview

This anthology reflects a larger impulse to recover women's involvement in the creation of an aesthetic culture from the late medieval through the early modern periods. By asking how the perspectives and experiences of female patrons contributed to the invention of particular styles or iconographies, or how they shaped taste, or what kind of impact they had on demand, these twelve original essays introduce significant new information about specific women patrons while raising theoretical issues for patronage studies more generally.

Contributors are Carla Lord, Alexandra Carpino, Clifford Brown, Carolyn Smyth, Sheila ffolliott, Alice T. Friedman, Géraldine A. Johnson, Marilyn Dunn, Kathleen Szpila, Cynthia Lawrence, Magdalena Kasman, Elena Ciletti, and Nadia Tscherny.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271019697
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Jeanne d'Evreux as a Founder of Chapels: Patronage and Public Piety21
Margaret of Austria's Funerary Complex at Brou: Conjugal Love, Political Ambition, or Personal Glory?37
A Ferrarese Lady and a Mantuan Marchesa: The Art and Antiquities Collections of Isabella d'Este Gonzaga (1474-1539)53
An Instance of Feminine Patronage in the Medici Court of Sixteenth-Century Florence: The Chapel of Eleonora da' Toledo in the Palazzo Vecchio72
The Ideal Queenly Patron of the Renaissance: Catherine de' Medici Defining Herself or Defined by Others?99
Wife in the English Country House: Gender and the Meaning of Style in Early Modern England111
Imagining Images of Powerful Women: Maria de' Medici's Patronage of Art and Architecture126
Spiritual Philanthropists: Women as Convent Patrons in Seicento Rome154
An Eighteenth-Century English Artemisia: Sarah Churchill and the Invention of the Blenheim Memorials189
Jeanne-Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes, Comtesse de Verrue (1670-1736): An Art Collector in Eighteenth-Century Paris207
The Extinction and Survival of the Medici: Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici and the Family Pact of 1737227
An Un-married Woman: Mary Edwards, William Hogarth, and a Case of Eighteenth-Century British Patronage237
Selected Bibliography255
List of Contributors261

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