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Title:

Leaf from a Gradual

Maker(s):

Weert, Francis; scribe
Associates of the Master of Cardinal Wolsey; artists
; production

Collection:

Charles Brinsley Marlay

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

leaf (manuscript); sub-category
gradual; type of text

Date:

circa 1524

Period:

16th century

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, leaf from a gradual with heavily trimmed margins, text block 305 x 215 mm, 9 lines of text ruled in faint brown ink and 9 four-line music staves ruled in red.

Original foliation xxiii on recto, 365 x 270 mm

CONTENTS: recto: End of Common of Saints for One Confessor, …[dulce]dinis posuisti in capite eius coronam de lapide precioso; verso Introit for the feast of the Annunciation, Rorate celi desuper.

DECORATION: Small framed miniature [3 ll.] with two-sided strewn-flower border: Annunciation, enlarged version of the lily vase with inscriptions Ave Maria and Ecce ancilla domini in border.

ORNAMENTATION: One-line initials formed of acanthus and branches against coloured and framed backgrounds introducing texts marked by the miniatures; alternate red and blue one-line initials with voided ornament; black ink one-line calligraphic capitals highlighted in red and incorporating grotesque profiles; capitals highlighted in red.

Production
Place (legacy):

Brabant, production, region
Antwerp, place

Technique(s):

illumination
penwork

Material(s):

parchment; support
gold; medium

Dimension(s):

height, page, 365, mm
width, page, 270, mm
height, text, 305, mm
width, text, 215, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Provenance:

Marcus Cruyt, Abbot of St Bernard’s at Hemiskem near Antwerp (1518 – 1536); Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831 – 1912); his bequest, 1912.

Associated
Person(s):

Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner
Cruyt, Marcus; previous owner

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Wormald, Francis. Giles, Phyllis M.. 1982. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Additional Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Musuem Acquired between 1895-1979 (excluding the McClean Collection).England: Cambridge University Pressp. 96 - 7

Arnould, A.. Massing, Jean Michel. 1993. The Splendours of Flanders.Cambridge (Cambs.):
cat. no. 45

Binski, P.. Panayotova, Stella. 2005. The Cambridge Illuminations: Ten Centuries of Book Production in the Medieval West.London:
62

Stocks, B.. Morgan, Nigel. 2008. The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand.Melbourne (Australia):
cat. no. 27

Smeyers, M.. Stock, Jan van der. 1996. Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts 1475 - 1550.Ghent: p. 152

Morgan, Nigel. Panayotova, Stella. 2009. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part One. Vol. 1: The Frankish Kingdoms, Northern Netherlands, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Austria; Vol. II: The Meuse Region, Southern Netherlands.London: Harvey Miller/Brepols
cat. no. 247

Accession:

Object Number: Marlay cutting Fl. 1
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 170653; input: 2010-01-27; modified: 2017-04-25)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/170653





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