Martha in her Kitchen
ID
 
454
 
Original Country
 
Italy
 
Region
 
Umbria
 
Community
  
Creator
 
undetermined
 
Creator Role
 
Painter
 
Sorting Title
 
S. Anna, old refectory, Martha in her Kitchen
 
Subject
 

Description: Martha in her Kitchen. She prepares food for Christ and his Apostles, the subject of an adjacent fresco.

Interpretation: The subject of Martha preparing food puts a particularly female emphasis on the symbol of the sacrament, as well as, the daily chores of women. In addition, the noble family of Trinci were particularly devoted to the Ss. Mary Magdalene and Martha. Maestra Angelina da Montefiove, countess of Marsciano and sister-in-law of Trincia Trinci, signore of Foligno, had strong ties to the monastery and may have influenced the program of this fresco.

 
Creation Date
 
after 1430
 
Century
 
15th
 
Style Genre
 
Renaissance
 
Work Type
 
manuscript
 
Format Medium
 

fresco

 
Original Structure
 

old refectory

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Attributed to an Umbrian painter, the "Master of Sant'Anna" by Vadee.
Attributed to Andrea di Cagno by Todini.

 
Photo Credit
 
Max Hutzel
 
Image Source
 
Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
 
Photo Repo Number
 
86.P.8
 
Contributor
 
Lisa W. Tom
 
Image of Martha in her Kitchen.