Death in Childbirth: Seventeenth-Century English Tombs and Their Place in Contemporary Thought

Hurtig, Judith W.
December 1983
Art Bulletin;Dec83, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p603
Academic Journal
Examines the 17th century tombs in England which specified childbirth as the cause of death. Description of the tombs erected for women who died with their children in childbirth; Representation of childbirth which results in death in several poems in the first half of the 17th century; Impact of the association of death and childbirth in the later 16th and early 17th centuries on the private book and books of personal devotions.


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