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Title:

Leaf from a Missal

Maker(s) &
Production:

, production, Lower Rhine

Collection:

Charles Brinsley Marlay

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

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

Date:

circa 1450 circa 1475

Period:

fifteenth century, third quarter

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 268 x 199 mm, reverse blank

DECORATION: Full-page framed miniature with borders containing floral and ivy-leaf spraywork, gold stars, and a gold cross for kissing: Crucifixion with the Virgin, St John, and two angels gathering Christ’s blood in chalices.

Technique(s):

illumination; whole
penwork

Material(s):

parchment; support
gold

Dimension(s):

height, page, 268
width, page, 199

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Associated
Person:

Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner

Exhibition(s):

Illuminated Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum: An Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Death of the Founder, Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion. 1966 - 1966
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Catalogue number: 79

Documentation:

Wormald, F.. Giles, P.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. 102

Wormald, F.. Giles, P. M.. 1966. Illuminated Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum: An Exhibition to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Death of the Founder, Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion.Cambridge (Cambs.):
cat. no. 79

Accession:

Object Number: Marlay cutting G. 4
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 170660; input: 2010-01-27; modified: 2012-08-31)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/170660





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