- Author: Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum.
12 Matches Found.
Christ with the Cross from an Antiphonal.German: c. 1500. 132 x 155 mm. Matted. An intriguing painting, showing the instruments of the Passion, a crowing cock, the head of Judas, the thirty pieces of silver &c. A somewhat surreal piece, with the head and some of the instruments floating in the air against a rich blue... more
Historiated initial U of a standing Saint, cut to shape from a choirbook.Central Italy?, c.1250. Matted, in fine condition. A well-painted initial of a man in flowing blue and pink robes holding a book to which he gestures, probably Saint Paul. Italian miniature paintings of this period are known to be difficult to localize with any accuracy but as the face is... more
Christ before Caiaphas.Dutch school: c. 1450 or later. 138 x 98mm. Miniature, without text, image of Christ before Caiaphas being held by a soldier with a jester dancing behind Him, disciples (?) behind Him with a cock sitting above the, three-sided border of simple flowers. In good condition. Origin and provenance unknown;... more
Job on his dungheap.Paris: c. 1475. 159 x 108mm. Single column, four lines of text (r), 15 lines (v). Three-line initial D, richly illuminated border of floral design heightened in gold. The miniature painted within an arch-top border. Trimmed right to the border, small split in the vellum margin, otherwise in fine and... more
A leaf from a liturgical Psalter, in Latin.Rhineland (or possibly Flanders or England): c. 1260-1280. Single leaf, 177 x 131mm. 20 lines of text in gothic script., 4-line historiated initial of a knight in armor, 4 initials in gold, gold highlighting in text. Small drawing of a dragon in red ink, drawing of a bird in left... more
Decretals.North Italy: 1350-1375. Folio, 420 x 270mm. Written in ink on vellum in a Gothic hand, with a surrounding gloss in a smaller but similar hand, and extensive annotations in a different and perhaps slightly later hand. With colored initials in red and blue. With a large marginal drawing of... more
Antiphonal in Latin.Tuscany: c. 1350. Folio, 430 x 308mm. Single leaf. With four-line staves of music with five (recto) and six (verso) lines of text beneath. With a very fine initial A in Tuscan colors. The top edge has been repaired (perhaps at the time) with a strip of vellum, for unknown... more
Two miniatures, depicting St. Dominic holding a book, and a richly attired Bishop holding a book with a model of a church on top of it.South German (?): c. 1525. 2 cuttings on vellum, each approx. 58 x 71 mm. Beautifully painted in gold and colors, on a brown background. In fine condition. Two lovely miniatures from the same hand, once part of a group of four all cut from the same book and sold... more
Two illuminated initials D.Central Italy (Perugia?), c.1350 or earlier 2 cuttings, 247 x 192 mm and 241 x 212 mm, elaborate leafy designs in many colors, outlined in white and heightened with gold, each with part of three lines of text and four lines of music on four-line red staves, versos with a... more
Illuminated Leaf with An Especially Fine Miniature Painting of the Annunciation to the Shepherds, on Vellum, from a Book of Hours in Latin.Northern France or Flanders: ca. 1430. 7.5 x 5.75. Text from the opening of Terce. Beautifully embellished and illuminated manuscript on vellum, with a miniature painting of the Annunciation to the Shepherds. Right border just slightly trimmed, border with a hint of soiling, otherwise in fine condition, the miniature remarkably... more
Illuminated leaf from a Book of Hours with St. Nicholas and St. Sebastian.Britanny: c. 1430. 7.8 x 5.6. Illuminated leaf on vellum, from a Book of Hours with two large miniatures of St. Nicholas blessing the three children in the pickling tub, and of St. Sebastian tied to a pillar in a mountainous landscape while two archers shoot arrows at him, in... more