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Detailed record for Additional 21412, ff. 81-94*

Title Cuttings from service books of Pius IV
Origin Italy, Central (Rome)
Date c. 1559 -c. 1565
Language Latin
Script Gothic (reverse of ff. 88c, e, k, m, s, 88c, e, j, l, o) and Humanistic (reverse of ff. 82a, 88e, ?88q, 89q)
Artists Signed by Apollonio de' Bonfratelli (b. ? Capranica, d. Rome, 1575) (f. 90a).
Decoration 13 dismembered montages composed of full-page miniatures of the Crucifixion (f. 90a) and the Lamentation (f. 91a) and sections of border; full-page historiated border in colours and gold, cartouche and inscription reading 'Apollonius de Bonfratellis / de Capranica / Capellae et Sacrestiae Apostolicae Miniator / Fecit Anno Domini MDLXIV / Sedente Pio IV Pont. Opt. Max. / De Medicis Mediolanense' (ff. 81a-f); a full-page historiated border in colours and gold, of the arms of Pius IV, a scroll inscribed 'Pius III Pont. Max', 6 historiated initials and frames (ff. 88a-v); a full-page historiated border in colours and gold, of the arms of Pius IV, a scroll inscribed 'Pius III Pont. Max', 6 historiated initials and frames (ff. 89a-q); a miniature in colours and gold, of the Adoration of the Shepherds and a frame (ff. 82a-e); sections of historiated border, inscribed panels (ff. 83a-j, 84a-c, 85a-c) and cartouches with the arms of Pius IV (ff. 92a-d, 93a-g, 94a-d, 94*a-c). 2 sections of historiated border in colours and gold (ff. 86 and 87).
Dimensions in mm Various (see individual descriptions)
Official foliation Parchment cuttings in double-sided window mounts, foliated as '81a-f', '82a-e', '83a-j', '84a-c', '85a-c', '86', '87', '88a-v', '89a-q', '90a-b', '91a-c', '92a-d', '93a-g', '94a-d', and '94*a-c'.
Form Parchment cuttings in double-sided window mounts, kept in two boxes with other parchment cuttings.
Binding N/A
Provenance Pius IV (Medici, r. 1559 - 1565), Italian pope and patron: his arms (ff. 81a-f, 88a-v, 92a-d), inscriptions (ff. 88a-v, 90a-b); ff. 90a-b, 91a-c and Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library, 54.663 were probably excised from a Missal for Palm Sunday (A.II.9) described in a 1714 inventory of the Sistine Sacristy (Rome, Archivio di Stato, Camerale I, vol. 1560, fasc. 24, ff. 265-302, transcribed in Emilia Anna Talamo, Codices Cantorum: Miniature e Disegni nei Codici della Capella Sistina (Florence: Officine del Novecento, 1998), pp. 216-22 (p. 218) (see Wieck 2006).
Inscribed 'dritta' (f. 84b verso).
Luigi Celotti (b. 1759, d. 1843), Italian dealer: his sale, 26 May 1825, lot 79 purchased for £31 10s by Rogers (ff. 84a-c, 85a-c, 86, 87, 91a-c); and lot 80 purchased for £31 10s by Colville (ff. 83a-j, 90a-b), according to an annotated copy of the sale catalogue (Christie's Archives, cat. no. 29, 1825).
Giovanni Vendramini (b. 1769, d. 1839), Italian Stipple-engraver, active in England; consignor on behalf of Luigi Celotti (see Eze), his sale 3 May 1826, lot 21 purchased for £21 by Rogers (ff. 83a-j, 90a-b), according to an annotated copy of the sale catalogue (Christie's Archives, cat. no. 16, 1826).
William Young Ottley (b. 1771, d. 1836), writer on art and collector: his sale 11 may 1838, lot 233 purchased for £7 2s by Rogers (ff. 88a-v or 89a-q), according to an annotated Western Manuscripts departmental copy of the sale catalogue.
Samuel Rogers (b. 1763, d. 1855), poet: his sale, 28 April 1856, lots 1005 purchased for £17 17s by Boone, from the Vendramini collection according to the Rogers sale catalogue (ff. 83a-j, 90a-b); lot 1008 purchased for £21 by Boone (ff. 81a-f, 82a-e); lot 1009 purchased for £43 1s by Boone (ff. 84a-c, 85a-c, 86, 87, 91a-c); part of lot 1006 purchased for £115 10s by Boone (ff. 88a-v, 89a-q, 92a-d, 93a-g, 94a-d, 94*a-c); inscribed by Frederic Madden 'Purchased at the sale of the Pictures etc. of Samuel Rogers Esq. at Christie's 6th May 1856. /Lots 1002, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1009./' and '150 specimens F. M. ' (on mounted leaf in box 1), all of which were purchased on the 8th day of the sale, 6 May 1856, by Boone according to an annotated Western Manuscripts departmental copy of the sale catalogue.
William Boone, London bookseller trading 1815-1870: purchased from him on the same day by the British Museum.
Notes Italian cuttings.
The present cuttings were formerly pasted into The Samuel Rogers Album and foliated as Add. 21412, ff. 36 (ff. 81a-f, 82a-e), 37 (ff. 83a-j), 38 (ff. 84a-c, 85a-c), 39 (ff. 86 and 87), 40 (ff. 88a-v), 41(ff. 89a-q), 42 (ff. 90a-b), 43 (ff. 91a-c), and 44 (ff. 92a-d, 93a-g, 94a-d, 94*a-c). In 1989 they were lifted from the album, remounted individually and stored in two boxes. To see these cuttings in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 21412, ff. 35-49 [box 5] and ff. 42-50 [box 6]. To see the Samuel Rogers Album, which originally contained all the cuttings order Add. 21412, Old Covers.
Musical notation (f. 90a verso).
Other cuttings from service books of Pius IV include London, Sotheby's 26 Jan 1959, lot 47; part of Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library, 54.662 (see Roger S. Wieck, 'Papal Fragments at the Rosenbach', in Tributes to Jonathan J. G. Alexander: The Making and Meaning of Illuminated Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Art and Architecture, ed. by Susan L'Engle and Gerald B. Guest (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2006), 497-507, pp. 501-502, fig. 4); and Toledo, Biblioteca Capitular, mss. 39.1, f. 2v and 39.2, f. IIIv (see Elena De Laurentiis, 'Il Cardinale Lorenzana e i Codici Liturgici della Sacrestia Sistina a Toledo', in El Cardenal Lorenzana, Arzobispo de Toledo: Ciclo de Conferencias en el II Centenario de su Muerte (1804-2004), ed. by Ángel Fernández Collado (Toledo: Instituto Superior de Estudios Teológicos San Ildefonso, 2004), 265-301 (pp. 272-73, figs. 1-2).
Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library, 54.663 is from the same service book as Add. 21412, ff. 90a-b and 91a-c.
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the Years 1854-1860 (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1875), pp. 377-78.

Paolo D'Ancona, La Miniature Italienne du Xe au XVIe siècle (Paris; Brussels: G. Van Oest, 1925), p. 92, pl. 92 [ff. 81a, 82a-e].

T. J. Brown, 'Some Manuscript Fragments Illuminated for Pope Greogry XIII', British Museum Quarterly, 23 (1960-1961), 2-5 (p. 5 n. 5).

J. J. G. Alexander, 'Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in British Collections', in La Miniatura Italiana tra Gotico e Rinascimento: atti del II Congresso di Storia della Miniatura Italiana, Cortona, 24-26 settembre 1982, ed. by Emanuela Sesti (Florence: Olschki, 1985), 99-126 (p. 110 n. 30), reprinted in Jonathan J. G. Alexander, Studies in Italian Manuscript Illumination (London: Pindar Press, 2002), 22-54, 382-84 (p. 33 n. 30).

Margaret M. Manion and Vera F. Vines, Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts in Australian Collections (London: Thames and Hudson, 1984), p. 95 [ff. 81a-f, 82a-e].

Silvana Pettenati, ‘La Miniatura’, in Il Museo della Certosa di Pavia: Catalogo Generale, ed. by Barbara Fabjan and Pietro C. Marani, Florence: Cantini, 1992, p. 46, pl. 15 [ff. 91a-c].

J. J. G. Alexander, The Painted Page: Italian Renaissance Book Illumination, 1450-1550 (New York: Prestel, 1995), pp. 252-54, figs. 136 [ff. 90a-b and 91a-c as ff. 42r and 43].

Liturgia in Figura: Codici Liturgici Rinascimentali della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, ed. by Giovanni Morello and Silvia Maddalo (Rome: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1995), pp. 214, 309.

Emilia Anna Talamo, 'Apollonio de' Bonfratelli', in Dizionario Biografico dei Miniatori Italiani: Secoli IX-XVI, ed. by Milvia Bollati (Milan: Bonnard, 2004), p. 43.

Sandra Hindman and others, Manuscript Illumination in the Modern Age: Recovery and Reconstruction (Evanston, IL: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 2001), pp. 65, 82 and 91 [exhibition catalogue].

Roger S. Wieck, 'Papal Fragments at the Rosenbach', in Tributes to Jonathan J. G. Alexander: The Making and Meaning of Illuminated Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Art and Architecture, ed. by Susan L'Engle and Gerald B. Guest (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2006), 497-507 (pp. 497, 499, n. 8).

Anne-Marie Eze, Abbé Luigi Celotti (1759-1843): Connoisseur, Dealer, and Collector of Illuminated Miniatures (unpublished doctoral thesis, London: Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, 2010).

Elena De Laurentiis and Emilia Anna Talamo, The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: an Epic Journey from Rome to Toledo (Madrid: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispa´nica; Dallas, Tex.: Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, 2010), pp. 10, 204, 214, 215, 376.


Images
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Historiated border

ff. 81a-f
Historiated border
Verso of border

ff. 81a-f verso
Verso of border
Historiated border and Adoration of the Shepherds

ff. 81a-f, 82a-e
Historiated border and Adoration of the Shepherds
 
Resurrection, Ascension, Evangelists and Doctors of the Church

ff. 83a-j
Resurrection, Ascension, Evangelists and Doctors of the Church
Apostles Philip and James Major

ff. 84a-c, 85a-c
Apostles Philip and James Major
Saints

ff. 86 and 87
Saints
 
Pius IV

ff. 88a-v
Pius IV
Doctors of the Church and Scenes from the Life of Christ

ff. 89a-q
Doctors of the Church and Scenes from the Life of Christ
Crucifixion

ff. 90a and b
Crucifixion
 
The Lamentation

ff. 91a-c
The Lamentation
Pius IV

ff. 92a-d, 93a-g, 94a-d, 94*a-c
Pius IV

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