Equestrian portraits of female sovereigns riding astride appear only in the 18th century. As this iconography was considered more masculine than riding à l’amazone, it was adopted by female sovereigns only if the features which were typical of the male equestrian portraits were not present together at the same time. When it was the case, signs of respect to husbands also must have been depicted. The essay focuses on the emblematic cases of Elizabeth Petrovna, Catherine II and Marie-Antoinette

Amazzoni che non cavalcano all'amazzone. I ritratti equestri 'maschili' delle zarine e di Maria Antonietta

Alessandra Zamperini
2021

Abstract

Equestrian portraits of female sovereigns riding astride appear only in the 18th century. As this iconography was considered more masculine than riding à l’amazone, it was adopted by female sovereigns only if the features which were typical of the male equestrian portraits were not present together at the same time. When it was the case, signs of respect to husbands also must have been depicted. The essay focuses on the emblematic cases of Elizabeth Petrovna, Catherine II and Marie-Antoinette
979-12-80200-01-3
Iconography
Equestrian Portrait
Gender Studies
Queenship
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