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Detailed record for Additional 46365C-D

Title Leaves from a liturgical manuscript
Origin Italy, Central (?Rome)
Date 1st quarter of the 17th century
Language Latin
Artists In the style of Giulio Clovio (Juraj Klovic) (b. Grizane, Croatia 1498, d. Rome, 3 January 1578) and Apollonio de' Bonfratelli (b. ? Capranica, d. Rome, 1575).
Decoration 2 miniatures in colours and gold, of putti celebrating the names of Christ (f. C) and the Virgin (f. D). In each the monogram (IHS and MAR respectively) within an aureole is flanked by musicians seated on clouds, with a group of dancing figures below. In f. B the figures are all female.
Dimensions in mm 120 x 90 (f. C); 125 x 90 (f. D)
Official foliation Parchment leaves in a window mount, foliated as 'C' and 'D'.
Form Parchment leaf in a window mount, kept in a box with another leaf and a cutting.
Binding N/A
Provenance 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 from old mounts on verso of new mount.
Transferred to the Department of Manuscripts in 1947.
Notes Italian cuttings.
The present leaves are boxed with Add. 46365A and B. To see these leaves in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 46365.
The leaves are stylistically related to Add. MS. 54246 (see D. H. Turner, 'The Eric Millar Bequest to the Department of Manuscripts: the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts', British Museum Quarterly, 33 (1968), 17-37, p. 36, pl. 16).
Select bibliography The British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1951-1955 (London: British Library, 1982), pp. 56-57.


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