Miniatures and historiated initials, chiefly cut from service books. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.25243
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 14th century-early 16th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 17 Items (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    17 items.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Miniature of the baptism of Christ in an architectural setting, cut from a choir-book possibly from eastern Europe, ?14th century (number 1); (ii) Scene of knights cut from a French prose romance, 14th century (number 2); (iii) Two leaves from a Book of Hours, northern France, 15th century (numbers 3-4). The miniatures depict the raising of Lazarus from the Office of the Dead, and St James the Great from the Suffrages. (iv) Miniatures and initials cut from Italian choir-books, 14th century-early 16th century (numbers 5-17). Two bear 19th-century annotations indicating that they came from Como cathedral (numbers 14-15).

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