Elaine Hoysted is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art at University College Cork,Ireland. Her research focuses on the representation of motherhood inRenaissance Florence. She received a BA (Hons) (2008) and MPhil in History ofArt (2012) at University College Cork. She is also an assistant lecturer in theDepartment of History of Art and the Centre for Adult Continuing Education,University College Cork. She has published a number of papers on the representation of motherhood in Renaissance Italy.