English Aristocratic Women's Religious Patronage, 1450-1550
Barbara J. Harris
The Fabric of Piety
English Aristocratic Women's Religious Patronage, 1450-1550
€ 85,00
ISBN:
9789462985988
Release date:
15-03-2018
Available:
Expected
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
208
Author:
Barbara J. Harris
Series:
English Aristocratic Women's Religious Patronage, 1450-1550
The role played by women in the evolution of religious art and architecture has been largely neglected. This study of upper-class women in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries corrects that oversight, uncovering the active role they undertook in choosing designs, materials, and locations for monuments, commissioning repairs and additions to many parish churches, chantry chapels, and almshouses characteristic of the English countryside. Their preferred art, Barbara J. Harris shows, reveals their responses to the religious revolution and signifies their preferred identities.