IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1209: Royal Tombs: Breaching Boundaries

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Organiser:Sanne Frequin, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Jitske Jasperse, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Paper 1209-a'Priés Dieu pour leurs ames': The Burgundian Duchesses and Their Tomb Monuments
(Language: English)
Nicholas Flory, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Monasticism
Paper 1209-bMoving Motifs: The Tomb of Philippa of Hainault as Political Propaganda
(Language: English)
Sanne Frequin, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Heraldry
Abstract

This session considers five medieval tombs. Scattered across Europe these tombs reflect the connection between royal houses regarding their iconography, style and memoria. The three papers in this session will explore the boundaries of commemoration.

The first paper investigates commemoration and access to the reserved monastic spaces, both in life and in death. It addresses the significance of the empty tomb of Isabella of Portugal (d. 1471) and the tomb of her daughter-in-law Margaret of York (d. 1503). The second paper analyses the tomb of Philippa of Hainault (d. 1369) as a political agent. It reflects on the use of commemoration of the dead for the royal couple’s political agenda.