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Detailed record for Stowe 582

Title Le Sacre de Claude de France
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1517
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Probably Jean Coene IV
Decoration 10 large miniatures in frames, in colours and gold (ff. 3, 18v, 32v, 34, 35, 36v, 38, 39, 43, 51v); 1 miniature not executed, except the underdrawing of the frame (f. 46v). Large decorated initials in gold on red and blue grounds. Smaller initials and line-fillers in gold on red or blue grounds.
Dimensions in mm 220 x 150 (150 x 95)
Official foliation ff. 51 (+ 2 paper flyleaves after f. 1; + 4 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Gold tooled red leather, with the with the arms of Philippe, Comte de Béthune; marbled endpapers.
Provenance Description of the coronation of Claude de France in St-Denis in 1517.
Philippe, Comte de Béthune (d. 1649): binding with his arms.
? Thomas Astle (b. 1735, d. 1803), archivist and collector of books and manuscripts: inscribed title of the manuscript in his handwriting? (ff. 1v, 2v).
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1776, d. 1839), 1st duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham: inscribed with the press-mark 'Press 8 no. 54' (f. 1), corresponding to his catalogue (O'Conor 1818-1819).
Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1797, d. 1861), 2nd duke of Buckingham and Chandos; sold in 1849 to Lord Ashburnham.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1797, d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham, of Ashburnham Place, Sussex.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1840, d. 1913), 5th earl of Ashburnham: purchased by the British Museum from him together with 1084 other Stowe manuscripts in 1883.
Notes On Jean Coene IV see gnerally Eberhard König, Boccaccio und Petrarca in Paris, Leuchtendes Mittelalter Neue Folge, (Passau: Passavia, 1997- ), I (1997), 320.
Select bibliography Charles O'Conor, Bibliotheca Ms. Stowensis: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Stowe Library, 2 vols (Buckingham: Seeley, 1818-1819), II, 517.

Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1895-1896), no. 582.

Margaret Scott, Medieval Dress & Fashion (London: British Library, 2007), p. 180, pl. 109.


Images
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Church mass

ff. 18v-19
Church mass
Detail

f. 18v
Detail
Claude de France

ff. 32v-33
Claude de France
 
Detail

f. 32v
Detail
Queen

f. 32v
Queen
Miniature of three woman.

f. 34
Miniature of three woman.
 


f. 35


f. 36v


f. 38v
 


f. 39
Saint Louis and his mother

f. 43
Saint Louis and his mother


f. 51v
 

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