Patent of Nobility granted to Juan Sánchez Rendón
Farfan of Seville, Pedro; scribe
other; type of text
second quarter of 16th century
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, i original paper flyleaf + 48 fols. (fol. 48 lifted pastedown), 350 x 245 mm (265 x 150 mm), 34 long lines, ruled in violet ink, catchwords, leaf signatures.
BINDING: Sixteenth century, vellum wrapper on which columns of figures are still visible, attached on five leather thongs with original sewing.
CONTENTS: fols. 1r-45v Patent of Nobility (Previlegio) granted to Juan Sanchez Rendon by Charles V in 1537; fols. 45v-48r Arms of Rendon with blason and interpretation.
ORNAMENTATION: One full-page miniature of the Rendon arms and crest in a solid frame of red, blue and gold surrounded by flower and spraywork border (fol. 45v); parted red and blue initials [10-11 ll.] on square grounds of intricate penwork in red, blue and purple with partial bar-borders and foliate penwork flourishing for major divisions (fols. 1v, 2r, 7r, 8r, 19v, 29r, 42r, 46r); alternate red and blue initials [3-4 ll.] on square grounds of intricate pen-flourishing, red on purple or blue on red; initials with yellow highlighting and extensions into margins; line-fillers in black and yellow flowers (fols. 19r, 41r), and red, purple and yellow checks (fol. 28r); foliate border in red ink with yellow infill around title rubric (fol. 1r).
Spain, production, region
bequeathed; 1904; McClean, Frank
Rendon family of Seville; Frank McClean (1837-1904) who probably purchased it at Sotheby’s (sale ticket no. 647 on upper cover, pencil note £140 on fol. i recto; James 1912a, 295)
McClean, Frank; previous owner
Rendon family of Seville; previous owner
secundo folio; tremta annos que esta sellado
James, Montague Rhodes, Dr. 1912. A descriptive catalogue of the McClean Collection of Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 295
Robinson, P. R.. 1988. Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 737 - 1600 in Cambridge Libraries.Cambridge (Cambs.):
cat. no. 226, pl. 370
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. 380
Object Number: MS McClean 150
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 176625; input: 2010-04-30; modified: 2017-04-25)