A Depiction of Virtue and Beauty: The Patronage of the Saint Ursula fresco in the church of San Giorgio at Montemerano

Sandra Cardarelli* (Corresponding Author)

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Te church of San Giorgio at Montemerano is the repository of some important fifeenth-century artworks from contemporary Sienese artists, such as Sano di Pietro, Vecchietta and Pellegrino di Mariano. (fig. 2.1) However, the rich fresco decoration has never been examined in depth. Tis essay discusses the image of St Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne, the mostimportant episode in the hagiography of this saint, that decorates the lower tier of the right nave of the church.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen and Ideal in the Italian Renaissance
EditorsMarco Piana, Elena Brizio, Konrad Eisenbichler
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherCentre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-0-7727-1106-9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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NameEssays and Studies

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