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Detailed record for Additional 46365B

Title Leaf from a Collectar, Use of Rome
Origin Italy, Central (Rome)
Date 3rd quarter of the 16th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Artists In the style of Giulio Clovio (Juraj Klovic) (b. Grizane, Croatia 1498, d. Rome, 3 January 1578).
Decoration 1 miniature in colours and gold, of the martyrdom of Bartholomew with the saint being flayed alive. On the reverse is the traditional collect, according to Roman use, for the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin (15 August): 'Famulorum tuorum, quaesumus Domine, / delictis ignosce: ut qui tibi placere de / actibus nostris non valemus: genitricis / filii tui D[omi]ni n[ost]ri intercessione salvemus. Amen'.
Dimensions in mm 155 x 195
Official foliation Parchment leaf in a window mount, foliated as 'B'.
Form Parchment leaf in a window mount, kept in a box with leaves.
Binding N/A
Provenance Inscribed on verso 'No. 2'.
Samuel Woodburn (b. 1785/6, d. 1853), London art dealer: his sale, 16 June 1854, lot 1635; purchased by the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum: stamps on verso of leaf and mount.
Transferred to the Department of Manuscripts in 1947.
Notes Italian cutting.
The present leaf is boxed with Add. 46365A, C-D. To see this cutting in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 46365.
Another leaf from the same Collectar, bearing a miniature of the crucifixion of a martyr and the collect for the Feast of Francis of Assisi, is Hartford, Conn., Wadsworth Atheneum, acc. no. 1920.1032 (see photographs in MS. Facs. Suppl. ix, no. 90, 1-2).
An early 19th century inscription on a cover preserved with the Hartford leaf shows that the two leaves were once kept together. Both the style of the miniatures and the formal humanistic script of the text are closely paralleled in Add. 33733, at one time attributed to Giulio Clovio (see Bradley 1891), but more recently considered the work of a follower.
Select bibliography John W. Bradley, The Life and Works of Giorgio Giulio Clovio, Miniaturist: with Notices of his Contemporaries and of the Art of Book Decoration in the Sixteenth Century (London: Quaritch, 1891), pl. 17.

The British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1951-1955 (London: British Library, 1982), pp. 56-57.


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