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Title:

Cutting from the Missals of Pope Clement VII

Maker(s) &
Production:

Giallo, Jacopo del, artist, Italy, Rome

Collection:

Charles Brinsley Marlay

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

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

Date:

circa 1523 circa 1534

Period:

first half of 16th Century

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, traces of earlier paper mounts on verso, collage formed of original central miniature and composite frame made up of separate border elements. Central miniature 202 x 132 mm, left and right borders 312 x 58 mm, upper border 47x 135 mm, lower border 66 x 135 mm.

DECORATION: Arch-topped miniature of the Deposition of Christ surrounded by full historiated border with gold ornament on black ground and ovoid compartments with portraits of the Evangelists at each corner, Adam and the Tree of Knowledge in the left-hand border, a prophet (probably Isaiah) in the right-hand border, the arms of Clement VII and two female supporters, Justice and Charity, in the lower margin, and Clement VII’s device of the crystal sphere and burning tree in the upper margin, two small ovals containing inscriptions CLE and VII in outer margin.

Technique:

illumination; whole

Material(s):

parchment; support
gold; medium

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Provenance:

Pope Clement VII (r. 1523-1534); Abate Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); his sale, Christie’s, London, 26 May 1825, lot 63 (Marlay cutting It. 35) and part of lot 74 (Marlay cuttings It. 33 and It. 34); Thomas Miller Whitehead

Associated
Person(s):

Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner
Whitehead, Thomas Miller; previous owner
Celotti, Abate Luigi; previous owner
Pope Clement VII; previous owner

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Wormald, F. and Giles, P. M.. 1982. A descriptive catalogue of the additional illuminated manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 118-20

Binski, P.. Panayotova, Stella. 2005. The Cambridge Illuminations: Ten Centuries of Book Production in the Medieval West.London:
cat. no. 65

Stocks, B.. Morgan, Nigel. 2008. The Medieval Imagination: Illuminated Manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand.Melbourne (Australia):
cat. no. 15

Voelkle, W. M.. Wieck, R. S.. Saffiotti, M. F. P.. 1992. The Bernard Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations.New York:
cat. no. 90, p. 266

Bollati, M.. 2004. Dizionario dei miniatori italiani.Milan: p. 263-65
Marcon in Bollati

Morgan, Nigel. Panayotova, Stella. Reynolds, Suzanne. 2011. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part Two. Vols. 1-2: Italy and the Iberian Peninsula.London: Harvey Miller Publishers
cat. no. 305

Levi D'Ancona, Mirella. 1962. Jacopo del Giallo e alcune miniature del Correr.
Source Title: Bollettino dei Musei Civici Veneziani 7 (2) (1962) : 1-23

p. 6, 21 n.14

Accession:

Object Number: Marlay cutting It. 34
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 176579; input: 2010-04-24; modified: 2017-04-25)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/176579





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