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Title :

Dynasty and patrimony in the self-construction of an English queen : Philippa of Hainault and her images

Author :
SEKULES, Veronica ;
Conference :
Harlaxton Symposium (1996, Harlaxton); England and the continent in the Middle Ages : studies in memory of Andrew Martindale; Stamford; S. Tyas ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
As queen of England, Philippa of Hainault had a highly developed sense of her place in the dynastic ambitions of the English royal house, which she promoted through the use of her own images and those of her family in seals, painting and sculpture. The first surviving images in manuscripts depict her in heraldic garments, highlighting her extreme taste for fine clothing. In this context draws attention to her possession of a chamber with mirrors, unusual in the mid-14th c. In S. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, the paintings of Philippa and Edward depict a rare early example of dynastic portraiture, and possibly the earliest example of the portrayal, in the context of a benefaction, of parents with a line of children. Suggests that these representations may have been pointedly displaying the English royal family in French mode, in light of their political ambitions at the time. Dynastically, as well as artistically important (Jean de Liège was chosen as sculptor), is Philippa's tomb at the Abbey, with its unprecedented number of weepers. The monument was intended to be the joint sepulcher for herself and her husband. ;
Pagination/Size :
12 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5305A - 1800-1945 ; Architecture ; 530-V - 1800-1945 ;
French keywords :
Costume ; Edward III, roi d'Angleterre, 1312-1377 ; Enluminure ; Famille ; France ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Jean de Liège, m.1382 ; London (GBR), Westminster Abbey ; Mode ; Monument funéraire ; Peinture murale ; Philippa of Hainaut, reine, v.1314-1369 ; Pleurants ; Portrait ; Royauté ; Sceau ; 1300-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Costume ; Edward III, king of England, 1312-1377 ; Family ; Fashion ; France ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Jean de Liège, d.1382 ; London (GBR), Westminster Abbey ; Manuscript illumination ; Mourners ; Mural painting ; Philippa of Hainault, queen, ca.1314-1369 ; Portraits ; Royalty ; Seals ; Sepulchral monuments ; 1300-1400 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24900215 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1900289431 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;