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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

The Moment of Ascension: The Case for Saint Wilgefortis

In the Doge's Palace of Venice resides one of Hieronymus Bosch's most problematic works, The Crucified Martyr. Dollymar first identified the female martyr as Saint Juliana in the late 19th century though this attribution has been a matter of contention for many art historians. This paper will forge the identity of the virgin martyr as Wilgefortis, or the strong virgin, through an extensive hagiographic and iconographic study.

Presenter: Margaret Lejeune-Ross (Faculty)
Topic: Art History
Location: 101 Edwards
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)