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Detailed record for Additional 37472, f. 4

Title Cutting from a choir book
Origin Italy, Central (Tuscany)
Date 1st quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 historiated initial 'O' in colours and gold, of Christ giving two books to a kneeling king. Below drolleries of two winged putti musicians.
Dimensions in mm 275 x 115
Official foliation Parchment cutting, foliated as '4'.
Form Parchment cutting in a double-sided window mount, kept in a box with six other cuttings.
Binding N/A
Provenance An anonymous 19th-century owner: inscribed on the mount 'Frater Benedictus Petri de Mugello? 1445', and 'Matteo di Cambio? / ?la F. XXIV of Rossini / XIV cent' (f. 4v).
Walter Benjamin Tiffin (b. 1795, d. 1877), London art dealer and publisher: purchased from him by the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum on 28 June 1854.
Transferred to the Department of Manuscripts on 26 February 1907.
Notes Italian cutting.
The present initial is boxed with Add. 37472, ff. 1-3, 5-7. To see this initial in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 37472.
Musical notation
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1906-1910 (London: British Museum, 1912), p. 49.


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