In artistic representation, we need only look at the iconographical programs crafted for public festivals celebrating the birth, death or marriages of members of the royal family for evidence of politically motivated image shaping, such as the funeral exequies
for Philip IV.
Marino examines the funeral exequies
for the King of Spain, Phillip II, in 1598, in Spain and repeated in many other countries and cities, including ducal Florence, which led to numerous narrative paintings commemorating his life and exploits, reflecting some similarities but also differences in the type of ritual traditions that were being created.
they went back to whispering to one another, when the black-clothed priest and his black-clothedacolytes concluded the exequies
and left the cemetery, going into the sacristy to change clothes.
At the elector's court in Dresden, however, the Catholic funeral services had to be preceded by Protestant rituals--so in Dresden the exequies
for the dead prince were held two and a half months after his death.
It was a large-size single crypt and my seller, Jackson County Exequies
Co., had thrown in a $2,000 voucher on a premium casket.
Beginning with Monique Chatenet's itinerary of the wax effigy, introduced for the first time in 1503 for a prince, Pierre de Beaujeu, Duke of Bourbon, subsequent authors portray the stages and symbols employed for other prepossessing figures' exequies
. Murielle Gaude-Ferragu itemizes the novelties of this same duke's funeral, which was organized by Anne de Beaujeu, from lit mortuaire to tomb, and with a unique emphasis on the inauguration of a successor and on an elaborate written chronicle.
(6) The sequential format of cloister lunette cycles also gave them a triumphalist aspect, since they evoked a procession and also recalled the cycles of ephemeral paintings of biographical episodes which decorated state funerals and weddings, most notably the exequies
of Michelangelo in 1564 and the wedding of Francesco de' Medici in 1566.
There was, in fact, a Mass of the Virgin Mary celebrated at exequies
, the commemorations of deceased monarchs, but I know of no documents indicating that polyphonic music was sung at these services.
Arthur's untimely death sent shock waves of grief through the court and the country, but the proper exequies
, long and drawn out in traditional royal manner, had to be conducted.
His two most important works are Exequias de la lengua castellana (1795; "Exequies
of the Castilian Language"), a defense of Castilian literature, and Oracion apologetica por la Espana y su merito literario (1786; "Arguments on Behalf of Spain and Her Literary Merits").
As a consequence, it warns that, because hell is a "genuine possibility," sermons at exequies
should refrain from referring to the deceased as "quasi-automatically" saved.