English Aristocratic Women and the Fabric of Piety, 1450-1550 : The Fabric of Piety
Religious art Church architecture Church decoration and ornament Art patronage Upper class women Women and religion England Electronic books.
Amsterdam University Press 2018EISBN 9048537223
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.