Date

Spring 5-5-2018

Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Och, Marjorie

Department Chair or Program Director

McMillan, Jon

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Major or Concentration

Art History

Department or Program

Art and Art History

Abstract

Throughout her life, Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519), the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, appropriated the imagery of holy women and other moral exemplars in her portraiture. This appropriation of imagery evolved as Lucrezia herself matured; the representations shift from those where Lucrezia disguises herself as a morally exemplary woman such as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, to those where she presents herself, in her role as Duchess of Ferrara, as a morally exemplary holy woman in her own right.

Language

English

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