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Detailed record for Additional 17864C

Title Cutting from an Antiphoner
Origin Italy, N. (Lombardy)
Date 1st quarter of the 16th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Artists Workshop of Master B. F. (active in Milan, ca. 1490 - ca. 1545)
Decoration 1 miniature of the Ascension and a faceted initial letter 'P', in colours and gold, introducing the second responsory of the first nocturn on the feast of the Ascension :"Post passionem suam per dies quadraginta apparens eis". On the reverse, two four-line staves with musical notation and fragmentary text: '…orem[ur] alle / byn. Eterne rex... / altissime. In[cipit] I... / noc. ant…'.
Dimensions in mm 165 x 160
Official foliation Mounted cutting foliated as 'C'.
Form Parchment cutting in a double-sided window mount, kept in a box with two other cuttings.
Binding N/A
Provenance ?Signed 'B' in red (recto): the signature is the same as that on Add. 18196, f. 83 which is attributed to Master B. F.
?William Young Ottley (b. 1771, d. 1836), writer on art and collector: included in his sale and 'The Property of a Gentleman', 10 August 1849, [unident. lot].
Purchased by the British Museum in 1849: note by Frederic Madden, inscribed on a sheet of paper enclosed with the cuttings: '17,864.a-c. / These three following miniatures once formed a portion of Mr Ottley's Collection, and were purchased at a sale at Sotheby's, 10 Aug. 1849. Lots 15.51.153 (numbers erased) / F.M.'.
Notes Italian cutting.
This cutting is boxed together with two other mounted cuttings as Add. 17864. To order this cutting in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 17864.
Muscial notation.
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1848-1853 (London: British Museum, 1868), p. 60.

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The Ascension

The Ascension

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