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The Memory of the Bishop in Medieval Cathedrals

Ceremonies and Visualizations

Edited By Gerardo Boto Varela, Isabel Escandell and Esther Lozano Lopez

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Catedral y colegio, magnificencia y memoria en la promoción artística de fray Alonso de Burgos (Diana Olivares Martínez)


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DIANA OLIVARES MARTÍNEZ Universidad de Sevilla

Catedral y colegio, magnificencia y memoria en la promoción artística de fray Alonso de Burgos*

Abstract: Friar Alonso de Burgos (†1499) starred a dazzling career both in the Court, as the main chaplain and Queen’s confessor, and in Church, as the bishop of Cordoba, Cuenca and Palencia. Despite his post, he did not establish his funeral memory in a cathedral but he opted for a foundation related to the Dominican Order, the college of San Gregorio in Valladolid. His patronage increased in parallel with his rise in the cursus honorum, which implied a further presence of his coat of arms -and his memory- in the latter sees that he led: Cuenca and Palencia. The coat of arms with the fleur-de-lis filled keystones and triforium ledges, a material memory which was accompanied by generous gifts and reforms. A comparison between the sort of memory showed in the cathedral scope, as a bishop, and in the college, as founder and servant of the monarchs, is of great interest.

Keywords: Fray Alonso de Burgos, Catholic Monarchs, memory, late gothic architecture, patronage. ← 511 | 512 →

1.  Introducción

En el Plano de la Santa Yglesia Cathedral de Cuenca de Ascencio de Morales (1750)1 se indica la presencia de las armas de fray Alonso de Burgos con la siguiente mención: “escudos con flor de lis”. Este detalle, aparentemente anecd...

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