'Il bel sesso e l'austero Senato': The Coronation of Dogaressa Morosina Morosini Grimani

Wilson, Bronwen (1999) 'Il bel sesso e l'austero Senato': The Coronation of Dogaressa Morosina Morosini Grimani. Renaissance Quarterly, 52 (1). pp. 73-139. ISSN 0034-4338

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Abstract

The Venetian printmaker Giacomo Franco produced several engravings for the 1597 coronation of Morosina Morosini, the wife of doge Marin Grimani (1595-1605). Focusing on three of these prints in which a bird's-eye view of the city is framed with illustrations of the festivities, this essay explores relations between space, gender, allegory and costume as they were manifested in this rare female procession. An examination of the pictorial conventions used by Franco and other artists to depict the event suggests that Morosina's coronation functioned both to resist existing codes of gender but also to reassert female patrician status.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art History and World Art Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Centres > Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
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Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 15:39
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 23:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40768
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