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Detailed record for Additional 22310, ff. 1-9

Title Leaves from an Antiphoner
Origin Italy, N. E. (Venice)
Date c. 1460 - c. 1470
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Artists Attributed to the Master of the Donato Commission (active in Venice c. 1425 - c. 1470).
Decoration 7 large historiated initials in colours and gold, of Michael, the Presentation in the Temple, Peter, Lucy, John the Baptist, Longinus, and Simon and Andrew (ff. 2, 3v, 4v, 5v, 6v, 7v, 8v), with foliate extension and bezants. 2 large initials in colours with filigree penwork decoration (ff. 1, 9v). 16 small initials with penwork decoration (ff. 1v, 2v-4, 5, 6, 7, 8v, 9).
Dimensions in mm 520 x 360
Official foliation Whole album: ff. 12 (+ unfoliated modern paper leaves at the beginning and at the end). These leaves foliated as ff. 1-9.
Form Parchment leaves, bound together with parchment cuttings pasted onto paper leaves.
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance An Augustinian church in Venice: 164 leaves cut from the same antiphonary are Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms Douce a. I. (Norman E. Land, 'Cristoforo Cortese and an Important Antiphonary in the Bodleian Library, Oxford', Burlington Magazine, 120 (1978), 585-93).
John Matthew Gutch (b. 1776, d. 1861), journalist and author: his sale, 16 March 1858, lot 1831: purchased by the British Museum for £16.
Notes Italian cuttings.
Add. 18161 is also attributed to the Master of the Donato Commission (see Minazzato).
These leaves are bound together with other mounted cuttings as Add. 22310. To see these leaves in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 22310.
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1854-1860 (London: British Museum, 1875), p. 630.

Iter Liturgicum Italicum, ed. by Giacomo Baroffio (Padua: CLEUP, 1999), p. 103.

Marta Minazzato, 'Maestro della Commissione Donato', in Dizionario Biografico dei Miniatori Italiani: Secoli IX-XVI, ed. by Milvia Bollati (Milan: Bonnard, 2004), pp. 528.

Lilian Armstrong, 'The Master of the Donato Commission', in Liturgical Life and Latin Learning at Paradies bei Soest, 1300-1425. Inscription and Illumination in the Choir Books of a North German Dominican Convent ed. by , Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Eva Schlotheuber, Susan Marti and Margot Fassler (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2016), pp. 35-60.


Images
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Initial

f. 1
Initial
Michael

f. 2
Michael
Presentation in the Temple

f. 3v
Presentation in the Temple
 
Peter

f. 4v
Peter
Lucy

f. 5v
Lucy
John

f. 6v
John
 
Longinus

f. 7v
Longinus
Simon and Andrew

f. 8v
Simon and Andrew
Initial

f. 9
Initial
 

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