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Title: 'Epidemic' of hand deformities in the French Renaissance paintings of Jean and François Clouet
Contributor(s): Weisz, George M  (author); Albury, W Randall  (author); Matucci-Cerinic, M (author); Lazzeri, D (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcw067Open Access Link
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Abstract: This article analyses the nature of the multiple finger anomalies found in portraits by the French Renaissance artistic dynasty, the Clouets. The multiplicity of finger anomalies could be either innocent congenital variants, or pathological and traumatic deformities. In view of the presence of such 'beautifying variations' in the works of other Renaissance artists, the authors decided that these features were not the result of an epidemic of deformities, but instead represented a stylistic approach in paintings of this period at the French Court.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: QJM, 109(9), p. 633-635
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place of Publication: Oxford, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1460-2393
Field of Research (FOR): 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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