Dead ringers: Cardinals and their effigies, 1400-1520

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Abstract / Description of output

Cardinals’ tomb monuments are ubiquitous among early modern works of art in Rome. They are so common, in fact, that they are generally overlooked in the scholarship. It has been assumed that their effigies are merely non-specific representations of powerful men, not portraits of particular individuals. This essay explores the problem of portrait likeness in cardinals’ tomb effigies in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries and argues that they represent an important category of early modern portraiture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPortrait Cultures of the Early Modern Cardinal
EditorsPiers Baker-Bates, Irene Brook
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789048544561
ISBN (Print)9789463725514
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameVisual and Material Culture, 1300-1700

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Cardinals
  • tombs
  • monuments
  • portraits
  • Renaissance


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